Name: WO1 Vaughn David Connell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/20/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 04/08/1948
Home City: West Islip, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-517/68-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-087
Short Summary: Aircraft 340 hit by mortar and small arms fire on Marine recon. AC Arner WIA & EVACED, crewchief Sablan WIA, gunner Haley OK.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15340
Call sign: Kingsmen
Service number: W3163155
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: pilot
Started Tour: 12/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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 08/20/1995
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