Name: 1LT David Ray Blackburn
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/28/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 06/30/1944
Home City: Cocoa Beach, FL
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: DIV ARTY 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-10
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30E-100
Short Summary: Speculate he may have been flying too close to the gun target line and shot himself down. Had been with DIVERTY only a week or so.
Aircraft: OH-23G tail number 63-12823
Service number: O5420306
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/14/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY, DENVER CO
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 08/27/1997
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