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Name: CPT David Allen Carlin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.5
Date of Birth: 07/14/1941
Home City: Eureka, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-26
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-013
Short Summary: Crashed after dropping a sling load (see-saw for an orphanage) with CW2 Lapan (AC), maint officer. Carlin (P) was XO. An Loc
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16302
Service number: O5327173
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1983
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/14/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

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