Name: WO1 Joseph Scott Burke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/15/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 04/12/1948
Home City: Houston, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-105
Short Summary: Crashed 2 miles out on radar approach to Phu Bai after night MEDEVAC. Patient was attached to ropes hanging below A/C. W/Concannon.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16554
Call sign: Banshee 41A
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
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/08/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD948168
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/02/1997
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