WILSON JOHN STEPHENSON
Name: WO1 John Stephenson Wilson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 08/17/1948
Home City: Bedford Heights, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-49
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-049
Short Summary: Single AK round through the floor missing the armored seat chicken plate and collective - killed instantly. W/WO Tom Tindor survived.
Call sign: Phoenix
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: AK-47 Round
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
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
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