Name: WO1 Mark Dennis Clotfelter (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/16/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 04/04/1947
Home City: Hialeah, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 361 AVN, (ESCORT)
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 22W-057
Short Summary: Hit by small arms fire and crashed on a bunker killing 2 NVA on road clearing patrol w/ WO1 Michael Allen Mahowald co-pilot/gunner.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15763
Call sign: Panther 18
Service number: W3161105
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/25/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ASHES SCATTERED IN ALANTIC OCEAN OFF FLORIDA
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
This record was last updated on 08/10/1997
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