Name: CW2 Harry Franklin Zalesny, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/22/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 02/20/1949
Home City: Plymouth, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 334 AHC, 12 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-084
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15812
Call sign: Playboy 18
Service number: W3163358
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST HEDWIG CEMETERY, DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI
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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