Name: CW2 Ernest Doom Burns
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/14/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 01/14/1946
Home City: New York, NY
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: 68-501/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-115
Short Summary: Mid-air with OH-6A at night - crashed and burned. OH-6A made hard landing but all three crew members survived.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02063
Service number: W3159469
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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
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