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Name: 1LT Dana Randolph Barker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/13/1969 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 07/21/1947
Home City: San Diego, CA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 198 BDE 23 INF
Major organization: 198th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 68-18
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32W-024
Short Summary: Hit in the chest by automatic weapons fire as Brigade C&C ship was delivering packs and resupply to D/1/52 INF.
Aircraft: UH-1H
Service number: O5261245
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT192143
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Brethren (Dunkers)
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 12/16/2000

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