Name: CPT Stephen Lee Whisenant
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/09/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 10/16/1944
Home City: Charlotte, NC
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-28
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-092
Short Summary: First tour as an infantry platoon leader. Flying with Collins.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17106
Call sign: Hawk 16
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 11/27/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD901433
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SHARON MEMORIAL PARK, CHARLOTTE, NC
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 07/21/2001
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