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Name: WO1 James Keith Ameigh
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/24/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 04/28/1943
Home City: Akron, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/4 CAV 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-19/68-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-005
Short Summary: Crashed for unknown reasons while returning home from a VR. Was flying wing on Hugh Mills.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17813
Call sign: DARKHORSE 15
Service number: W3163249
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: AKRON CEMETERY, AKRON, IN
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 08/08/1996

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