Name: WO1 John Robert Urban
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/09/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.3
Date of Birth: 10/07/1934
Home City: Helena, MT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: UTT-68
Major organization: other
Flight class: 64-4W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-087
Short Summary: Took one round on left side of flak vest. Was dead when aircraft landed at med pad. May have been friendly fire.
Aircraft: UH-1B
Service number: W2151981
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 11/16/2002

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