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Name: WO1 Thaddeus M. Yonika, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 11/13/1948
Home City: West Middlesex, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-081
Short Summary: Flying low while working LOH mission. Gun enplacements opened up causing crash into trees. Helicopter air casualty - pilot
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16142
Service number: W3165909
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/24/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HILLCREST MEM PARK, SHARON, PA
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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