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Name: WO1 Davey Marlin Adams
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/12/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 11/23/1945
Home City: Greenville, MS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 120 AHC
Prior Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-503/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-009
Short Summary: Shot down while flying single ship gunship operation. Killed after landing by ground fire w/ Mike Murphy.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08630
Service number: W3159256
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/03/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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
This record was last updated on 06/04/1998

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