Name: WO1 Russell Lewis Wallace
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/08/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 11/03/1943
Home City: Littleton, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-15/67-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43E-063
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15347
Service number: W3158713
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 11/09/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD579312
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY, DENVER 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 02/21/1994
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