Name: CPT Murray John Wyman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 11/06/1943
Home City: San Jose, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-522
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-011
Short Summary: Transmission failure beside Nui Ba Den with Michael Rosenthal. 6 passengers also killed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16650
Service number: O5350157
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO CA
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 11/27/2005
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