VARS JONATHAN R
Name: WO1 Jonathan R. Vars
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/17/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 09/28/1943
Home City: Cherry Hill, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 15 MED BN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-519
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-012
Short Summary: AK-47 round in the throat just above his chicken plate while on a hoist mission.
Service number: W3163450
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: AK-47
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK, BOULDER, CO
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 06/21/1993
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