Name: WO1 James E. Cummings, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 12/31/1947
Home City: Norfolk, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39W-053
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16983
Service number: W3159098
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: HAMPTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, HAMPTON, VA
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
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