Name: WO1 Donald Richard Cook (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/26/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 08/19/1946
Home City: Unicoi, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 498 MED
Major organization: 1st Logistic Command
Flight class: 69-41/69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-022
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17765
Call sign: Dustoff?
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, ERWIN, TN
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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