Name: WO1 Dennis Bucklew
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/28/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 05/30/1950
Home City: Columbus, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-7/71-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-004
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16240
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/15/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR845526
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: HIGHLAND HILLS MEMORIAL GARDENS, FOLLANSBEE, WV
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 07/29/1995
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