CROW DAVID REID IV
Name: WO1 David Reid Crow IV
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.6
Date of Birth: 09/08/1946
Home City: Jackson, MS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-3/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-044
Short Summary: Died from an injury received when blown off the top of a UH-1 by exploding 105 rounds in PZ while hooking up the UH-1 to a CH-47 sling.
Call sign: Resurrector 001
Service number: W3160332
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 671C = Aircraft Repair Technician, Rotary Wing Rated
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 09/04/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 02
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
WO1 David Crow was the maintenance officer for 48 AHC (Blue Stars). He was standing on top of a UH-1H trying to attach the sling from a CH-47 to the G nut. The aircraft was in an LZ where the Korean White Horse Div. had been inserting troops. While they were trying to get the Huey out, they started receiving fire from a VC hidden in elephant grass. The Huey Crow was standing on was hit and the fuel tanks blew up.
CW2 GARY MILLS, PMills515@aol.com
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: JACKSON MEMORIAL GARDENS, JACKSON, MS
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
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