Name: 1LT Fred Zimri Washburn
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/02/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 10/11/1944
Home City: Middleboro, MA
Service: A branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 71 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-4
Service: A branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-065
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16830
Service number: O5425283
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1980 = 19 Fixed Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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
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