Name: CW2 Donald Martin Cramer
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 01/05/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 05/31/1973.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 01/12/1946
Home City: St Louis, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-026
Short Summary: Probably crashed in the South China Sea while on a training flight 2nd tour.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17083
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD689017
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL CEMETERY, BOURNE, MA (IMO)
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 08/20/1995
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