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Name: CW2 Brian John Devaney
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/30/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 06/14/1946
Home City: Indianapolis, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-120
Short Summary: Died when the remnant of a large-calibre round entered his heart. Huey was shot down during a SOG extraction.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17205
Service number: W3162231
Country: Laos
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/25/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: hostile dead - killed out-right
Length of service: *

Additional information about this casualty:
I spent three hours with deVaney the night before. This was his last scheduled flight on a six month extension. J.H. Johnson. July 98

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/13/1998

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