Brittenum, Oscar Lee, Jr., CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Chicago

Casualty Date
Dec 16, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Burr Oak Cemetery - Alsip, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 061

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company164th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 100B, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1969, 100B, 164th Aviation Group
  1969-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CW2 Oscar Brittenum served with the 336th Assault Helicopter Company, 13th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade out of Soc Trang, RVN. His tour began on 6 January 1969. He had attended Flight class: 68-515/68-27 .

On 16 December 1969, he was flying a UH-1C (tail number 66-15161). During operations north of Vin Long, in support of ground troops, he was wounded in his head by small arms. The co-pilot was able to bring the helicopter down safely, but WO Brittendum died of his wound.


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