Name: WO1 Lewis Alan Walton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/09/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 06/04/1948
Home City: Peru, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-085
Short Summary: In Can Tho U-Minh Forest.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16013
Call sign: Darkhorse 17
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/11/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: VR918785
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Brethren (Dunkers)
Burial information: GREENLAWN CEMETERY, MEXICO, IN
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 07/21/2001
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