Name: WO1 Shawn Glen Cannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 10/04/1946
Home City: Flushing, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC, 10 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-33/69-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-097
Short Summary: Crashed in perimeter minefield at Bao Loc returning from Dalat, inertia reel failed, head went through window.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15201
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Glenn was the AC on a UH-1C as part of an alert team detached to Bao Loc for 2 weeks. Returning to the alert pad from Dalat with a load of beer, he overshot the pad (due possibly to being overgrossed) and crashed into the compound perimeter and into a minefield. His inertial reel failed and his head went through the window. His throat was slashed and he bled to death without gaining consciousness. Several of the people in the compund risked their lives to pull everyone out as there was a post crash fire and the ammo started cooking off. The rest of the crew got out. From Kenny Bunn, 28 July 93
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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
This record was last updated on 11/26/2003
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