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Name: CPT Bruce Alton Cannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 11/20/1947
Home City: Savannah, GA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-011
Short Summary: While reconning an LZ took fire causing the helicopter to explode in the air.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16651
Call sign: WARWAGON?
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 09/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS420725
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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