Name: WO1 John Charles Burris (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/31/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 08/30/1949
Home City: El Dorado, AR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 120 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17/69-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-123
Short Summary: Crashed (possibly wx related) while transporting an airfield inspection team from Loc Ninh back to Saigon.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16528
Call sign: DEAN 528
Service number: W3166047
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: ARLINGTON MEMORIAL PARK, EL DORADO, AR
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 08/27/1997
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