Name: WO1 James Joseph Burgoyne
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.9
Date of Birth: 04/19/1939
Home City: Alton, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-23/69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-073
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17772
Service number: W3166405
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/11/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK, GODFREY, IL
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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