Name: CPT John Lanier Wadsworth
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.9
Date of Birth: 08/27/1943
Home City: San Diego, CA
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 BDE 23 INF
Major organization: 11th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 70-12/70-10
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-001
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16170
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1204 = 12 Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: EL CAMINO MEMORIAL PARK, SAN DIEGO, CA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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