Name: WO1 Randy Richard Wernig
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/23/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 08/12/1945
Home City: Huntington, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-11/67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51W-046
Short Summary: Transmission failure on short final to POL at Cu Chi with Thomas Duer. A/C disintegrated. Williams was flight school roommate.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19011
Call sign: Muleskinners
Service number: W3157457
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/16/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MELVILLE CEMETERY, MELVILLE, NY
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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