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Name: 1LT John Franklin Boyce
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/15/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 03/15/1942
Home City: Scottsdale, AZ
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-8A
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10E-006
Short Summary: Crashed and exploded while covering rappel operation for Ray Clark. With WO1 Michael C. Dundas.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-12548
Service number: O5710867
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/25/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 04/11/1998

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