Name: WO1 John Gary Buchanan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/24/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 05/09/1946
Home City: Evansville, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-27/70-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-004
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 69-16024
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS, EVANSVILLE, IN
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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