Name: CPT James Mitchell Atchison
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 01/02/1945
Home City: Frederick, MD
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: ACT/11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 69-26
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-127
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16387
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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 10/22/2004
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