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Name: WO1 Stephen Cohan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.1
Date of Birth: 01/04/1939
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40E-018
Short Summary: LOH dipped and blew up about 30 feet off the trees near the tri-border area NW of Kontum with Thomas Moore.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07861
Service number: W3158769
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Cohan's first flight in the area of operations the day after he arrived in the unit. From class and unit mate Capt. John Irving.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Jewish
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 11/10/2004

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