KIA INCIDENT: 19710330 HMM-262 Vietnam

Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons

19710330 HMM-262 Vietnam

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Incident Date 19710330 HMM-262 CH-46D 154802+ - Hostile Fire

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Young, Michael Alan Cpl Passenger HMM-262 MAG-16 1971-03-30 (vvm 04W:095)

YOUNG MICHAEL ALAN : 333424132 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 6132 : 21 : HUNTLEY : IL :
19710330 : hostile, died, hit by RPG during medevac : Passenger : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) : 01 : 19491229 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 04W : 095

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He died on a med-evac mission near Hai Van Pass on March 30, 1971 in Thua Thien Province. On landing in the zone a command detonated mine tore the aircraft in half. Young was killed; the rest of the crew was injured. The crew was evacuated from the zone with support from UH-1 gun-ships, Cobras, OV-10s and A-4s.

Submitted by: N/A, 20030817

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He was an E-4 in our squadron HMM-262, and was killed I believe on the above given date. His name in listed on "The Wall.” I believe they were hit with a RPG [rocket propelled grenade] during a medevac, but not sure about that. Thanks for checking this out.

Submitted by: Charlie Winters, squadron mate, 20030801

Cpl Michael Alan Young

http://www.hmm-262vietnam.org/Wall/young.htm

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