Name: CW2 Lawrence Charles Dean
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/15/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.3
Date of Birth: 04/26/1940
Home City: Searcy, AR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/17 CAV
Prior Unit: 175 AHC 67-68
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-067
Short Summary: Hit by 51 cal. WO Rich Cunnaire wounded in front seat
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/02/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD420302
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
Burial information: OAKLAWN CEMETERY, SEARCY, AR
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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