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Name: 1LT Danny Allen Cowan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/22/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 11/10/1948
Home City: Colton, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-50
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-047
Short Summary: Crashed and burned in bad weather on recon flight southwest of Quang Tri. See CPT Maurice E. Garrett (pilot).
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15752
Call sign: ASSAULT 74
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: G1204
Primary cause: A/C Accident-WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/10/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD112438
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married 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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

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