Name: WO1 Fredrick Stephen Walters
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/22/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.7
Date of Birth: 09/04/1940
Home City: Columbus, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 54 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-519/68-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-080
Short Summary: Cross fire of two 50 cal machine guns causing main rotor separation in flight with Bob Layman. J. Behr replaced one of them.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16473
Call sign: Dustoff
Service number: W3162460
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/23/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
Burial information: FORT BENNING POST CEMETERY, GA
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 08/02/1997
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