Name: CW2 Melvin Richard White
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/27/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.4
Date of Birth: 01/18/1938
Home City: Everett, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 54W-007
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16032
Service number: W3155413
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/27/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: EVERGREEN-WASHELLI MEMORIAL PK, SEATTLE, WA
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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