Name: CPT Donald Robert Clark
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/09/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.5
Date of Birth: 05/02/1935
Home City: Cleveland, OH
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 197 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03E-039
Short Summary: Crashed after being shot down by ground fire.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-13979
Service number: O77815
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/01/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
The Army Reporter, Dec 11, 1965 issue, page 2 states he was posthumously awards the DFC.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, CLEVELAND, OH
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
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