BROWN JOSEPH GORDON
Name: CW2 Joseph Gordon Brown
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.6
Date of Birth: 07/14/1945
Home City: Portland, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 237 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 67-21/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-115
Short Summary: Killed by shrapnel injuries after aircraft downed in LZ during hot pickup in Laos during Lam Son 719.
Call sign: Dustoff
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/25/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
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: warrant officer
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