Name: WO1 Michael Richard Wilson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/27/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 15 days later on 08/11/1968.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 12/15/1948
Home City: St James, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-503/67-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 49W-049
Short Summary: Survived aircraft crash into Saigon River south of Saigon. Inhaled JP-4. Died of chemical pneumonia in Japan.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09564
Service number: W3159923
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/03/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CATHOLIC CEMETERY, ST JAMES MO
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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