Name: WO1 Conrad Jack Wheeler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/29/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.1
Date of Birth: 09/07/1941
Home City: San Marcos, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-005
Short Summary: Made repeated contact with the VC and reported the Observer was hit bad; then the ship exploded in mid-air killing the crew.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17186
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: An Xugen Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: VR962147
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SAN MARCOS CITY CEMETERY, SAN MARCOS, TX
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
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