Name: CW2 Donald Deane Burris, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 12/22/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 12/26/1946
Home City: Wayne, PA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AVN, 52 CAB
Flight class: 67-19/67-17
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-081
Short Summary: Crash - rescue ropes were used to lift out Burris. He lost his grip at about 2500 ft. 2nd tour.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00587
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Laos-BNR
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Military grid coordinates of event: YA678975
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
This record was last updated on 06/28/1991
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