Name: CW3 Martin D. VandenEykel II (posthumously promoted)
Status: Remains were returned on 01/23/89 from an incident on 12/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 04/16/1979.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 10/04/1943
Home City: Wheaton, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-021
Short Summary: With William Charles Dunlap. Full paper report. Buried Arlington 20 Apr 90.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-13959
Service number: W3160398
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/22/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: 10
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR750850
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (GROUP)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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