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Name: 1LT Dennis Sanders Coker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 05/07/1945
Home City: Monroe, GA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-510/68-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-010
Short Summary: Mortar direct hit on 191 AHC Flt Opns building during a night motar attack. C.O. MAJ John Petric also killed. Ground casualty.
Service number: O5343171
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mortar Attack
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 09/10/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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