Name: CPT Wiltse Lee Weber (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 12/20/1943
Home City: Tacoma, WA
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-24
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-050
Short Summary: Hit by small arms fire and crashed west of Dong Tam. Weber was scout platoon leader. Observer survived.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-14400
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/27/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK, LAKEWOOD, WA
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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