Name: WO1 Adam Wilson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/15/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 05/01/1948
Home City: San Diego, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-082
Short Summary: On resupply mission. High winds restricted approach to the same direction. On 5th approach shot down with Ricardo Regalado.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15661
Call sign: Dolphins
Service number: W3164345
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: American Indian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO CA
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
This record was last updated on 08/10/1992
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