Name: CW2 Ronald Lee Vanlandingham
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.5
Date of Birth: 04/24/1945
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 18 CAC
Prior Unit: C/229 AHB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-088
Short Summary: Baby "C" shot down by SA-7 missle
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 69-17119
Call sign: Hillclimbers
Service number: W3166193
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SA-7 Missle
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/12/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS315415
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT SAM HOUSTON NAT CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO TX
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 06/22/1997
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