Name: 1LT Dan L. F. Coombs III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 04/01/1947
Home City: Overland Park, KS
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: ACT/11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 70-10
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-132
Short Summary: Shot down north of Phu Loi.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 69-15963
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/13/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: JOHNSON COUNTY MEMORIAL GARDENS, OVERLAND PARK, KS
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
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