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Name: CW2 Albert Alvarado Vaquera
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/02/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.3
Date of Birth: 04/23/1940
Home City: Bryan, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Prior Unit: 174 AHC 66
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 65-15W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-090
Short Summary: Mid-air with Air Force OV-1 about 5 miles N/E of Tam Ky w/ WO1 Thomas L. Dives, Jr.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 67-18513
Call sign: PLAYTEX
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 03/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WACO MEMORIAL PARK, WACO, TX
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 07/29/1995

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