Name: CW2 Vernon "Pete" Ruben Tweedy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/04/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 1 days later on 03/05/1968.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 01/26/1941
Home City: New Orleans, LA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-13/66-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43E-011
Short Summary: Believed blown up by outgoing arty at night during VC attack on Phouc Vinh (155 mm).
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 64-14158
Call sign: Copperhead 33
Service number: W3154277
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Friendly Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/22/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CHALMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, CHALMETTE, LA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/22/1995
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