Name: WO1 Donald Warren Cook (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/28/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.6
Date of Birth: 08/19/1941
Home City: Avilla, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-051
Short Summary: KIA as a helicopter passenger.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15244
Service number: W3164390
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 06/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: CHRISTIAN UNION CEMETERY, GARRETT, IN
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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