Amison, Roosevelt, Jr., CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B20, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Corporal



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Birmingham, AL
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Mar 09, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Shadow Lawn Memorial Park - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16E 042

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
  1966-1967, 11B20, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1966-1967, 11B20, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
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  Dec 31, 2015, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Started Vietnam Tour:  08/04/1966
Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13708

Incident number: 670309191ACD Accident case number: 670309191
Total loss or fatality Accident
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:

AC O2 CL JACKSON
P WO1 KETNER HAROLD K JR KIA
CE CPL AMISON ROOSEVELT JR KIA  (CE = Crew Chief)
G SP4 LACEY WILLIAM GIRARD KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SP4 MUELLER WOODROW JOHN, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 CAUGHMAN MC KINLEY JR AR, PX, KIA

Accident Summary:


Aircraft took-off and crashed into the river about 100 meters south of the helipad. A red ball of fire was observed on the river's surface.


War Story:

An excerpt from NAVFORV March 1967 History:
Nha Be and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel participating in the search and recovery efforts. The wreckage of the helicopter's fuselage section was subsequently recovered by Light Lift Craft 1 and delivered to the Nha Be helicopter pad. Salvage operations were terminated on 12 March.

This record was last updated on 08/12/2007


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Date posted on this site: 07/20/2010


   
Comments/Citation

Posthumously promoted to Corporal, as per profile on findagrave.com
 
   
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