Moldenhauer, Russell, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oxnard, CA
Last Address
Oxnard, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
An Xugen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
El Camino Memorial Park - Sorrento Valley San Diego, CA, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31E 025

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course (Fort Wolters, TX), A
 Unit Assignments
Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company13th Aviation Battalion164th Aviation Group
1st Aviation Brigade
  1966-1967, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)
  1967-1967, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
  1967-1967, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1967, 164th Aviation Group
  1967-1967, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Name: WO1 Russell Moldenhauer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/02/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 04/18/1947
Home City: Oxnard, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 336 AHC
Major organization:  13TH AVN BN, 164TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE
Flight class: 67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-025
Short Summary: Hit in head by single round while off loading ARVN troops in an LZ near Ca Mau. In the right seat and had a comic book in his belt.
Aircraft: UH-1D
Service number: W3157380
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/07/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: An Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
   
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