Name: WO1 John Henry Cannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/02/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 01/04/1943
Home City: Jay, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 235 AVN, 164 CAG
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36E-067
Short Summary: Crashed with Carl West, Allen Hardison, Robert Oates all killed.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00634
Service number: W3155212
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/09/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WS795035
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: JAY CEMETERY, JAY, FL
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
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