Name: WO1 Laurence D. Worthington
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/11/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.9
Date of Birth: 02/14/1938
Home City: Fullerton, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-511/68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-074
Short Summary: Small arms fire. Buried in the Punchbowl in Hawaii.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02012
Call sign: Joker?
Service number: W3161620
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Ninh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEM OF THE PACIFIC, HI
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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