Name: CPT Joseph Michael Wilsher (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/24/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 29.7
Date of Birth: 06/09/1941
Home City: Edinburg, TX
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-11
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-003
Short Summary: KIA as a helicopter passenger on short final into An Loc.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16038
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/23/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT760891
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/17/1994
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