Name: WO1 Dennis Carlton Ackerman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/27/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 12/04/1946
Home City: Gretna, LA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-041
Short Summary: Aircraft accident in marginal weather enroute to medivac a sick man with A/3/503 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16504
Service number: W3160675
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
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: 08/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: WESTLAWN SOUTH CEMETERY, TERRYTOWN, LA
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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