Name: CPT John Patrick Brennan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 02/21/1943
Home City: Union, NJ
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 195 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-524
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-054
Short Summary: Shot down during C&C mission. Suspect a SAM missile was cause.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01106
Call sign: Skychief 26
Service number: O5234931
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: 03/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XU833215
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, NEWARK, NJ
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
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