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Name: WO1 John Darrall Bryant
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 01/17/1951
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-114
Short Summary: Shot down by small arms into 150 ft trees. Bryant pinned under A/C. Copilot escaped with injuries. Body and equip. removed in heavy rain
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16536
Country: South Vietnam
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: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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