Name: WO1 Raymond Albert Young (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 03/17/1946
Home City: Chicago, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 6/27 ARTY
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51W-016
Short Summary: While flying solo to Blackhorse, the tail section apparently separated from the aircraft which spun to the ground.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07825
Service number: W3157468
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/24/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: MOUNT EMBLEM CEMETERY, ELMHURST, 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: warrant officer
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