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Name: WO1 Joseph Frederick Denardo
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/05/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 11/06/1972.
Age at death: 28.6
Date of Birth: 04/02/1944
Home City: Northglenn, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-45/71-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-089
Short Summary: Outside of Da Nang w/ observer. Killed by Claymore mine while fragging a bunker.
Aircraft: OH-6A
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: mines
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/18/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT105590
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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