Name: 1LT Ronald Alan Wolter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 03/17/1947
Home City: Carpentersville, IL
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-512/68-20
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-070
Short Summary: Flare ignited inside aircraft at 1500 ft. on a Fire Fly mission. A/C explode at 1500 ft. 6 KIA Pate, Gheer, Bourne, Mesa, Lemus.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16033
Service number: O5428374
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Flare ignited
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/19/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS8962
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: ELMWOOD CEMETERY, WARREN, IL
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 07/29/1994
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