Name: 1LT Clifford Kay Welding
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/21/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.3
Date of Birth: 07/28/1941
Home City: Roca, NE
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-14
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-032
Short Summary: Shot down and burned during recon 35 miles NW of Phan Thiet. Observer SGT Stanley Green wounded and burned died in route to aid station.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16355
Service number: O5256943
Country: South Vietnam
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: 08/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: LINCOLN MEMORIAL PARK, LINCOLN, NE
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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