Name: CW2 Matt John Wodarczyk
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/08/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.1
Date of Birth: 03/12/1940
Home City: Philadelphia, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 358 AVN DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-113
Short Summary: A native of Poland.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15763
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: explosive devices
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT007219
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CEMETERY, PA
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 08/20/1995
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