DAVIS ROLAND K
Name: MAJ Roland K. Davis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/25/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.7
Date of Birth: 05/26/1938
Home City: Florence, SC
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/1 AVN 1 INF
Prior Unit: 81 TC CO 63
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35E-030
Short Summary: Ground casualty
Service number: O5308142
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 2518 = 25 Aviation Staff Officer
Primary cause: Need to Verify
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 04/12/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 08
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Roland was in the 81st Trans Co (CH-21) - later redesignated 119th Airmobile Co as part of the 52nd Avn Bn . He served in this unit in 63 - 64 as a 1st Lt. I flew with him several times in UH-1s. He got there before I did in 63 and was flying the CH-21 until we got the Hueys. About the time we got the UH-1Bs in July 63, the unit was redesignated. Patrick J. Kelly
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FLORENCE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SC
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: officer
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