Name: CPT Arthur P. Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/17/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.7
Date of Birth: 09/01/1936
Home City: Sherman, TX
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 161 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-4Q
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07E-078
Short Summary: KIA on first flight with 161 AHC.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14045
Service number: O2302338
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 03/05/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: CEDARLAWN MEMORIAL PARK, SHERMAN, TX
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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