Name: CW2 Ronald Howard Wiggins
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/18/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.1
Date of Birth: 03/12/1943
Home City: Pensacola, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 60 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-002
Short Summary: First tour was with 48 AHC in 68-69 with callsign Joker.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15368
Service number: W3159238
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/28/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ263218
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY, PENSACOLA FL
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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