Name: WO1 Allan Lamar Cox
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/01/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.7
Date of Birth: 11/03/1934
Home City: Atlanta, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-093
Short Summary: Died instantly after taking a round in the head. Slumped over the controls and the Huey crashed into trees. Rest of the crew survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 63-08745
Service number: W3152989
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/18/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
"Wings for the Valiant" by Robert Sisk page 40 reads: "A few miles away, Bravo Company of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion was air assaulting troops into a landing zone under heavy fire. They continued to fly troops into the landing zone and had one helicopter go down. Warrant Officer Allan Cox, the aircraft commander, took a round through the windshield which hit him in the head. Cox was killed instantly. He slumped over the controls and the helicopter crashed into the trees. The remaining crewmen survived the crash and made their way back to the landing zone under heavy sniper fire."
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MARIETTA NATIONAL CEMETERY, MARIETTA, GA
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 04/26/2002
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