Name: 1LT John Albert Dickinson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 09/04/1946
Home City: New York, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4 AVN 4 INF
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-8/68-10
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44W-036
Short Summary: Shot with 50 cal while leaving Duc Lap. Dickinson Army Heliport named after him.
Aircraft: UH-1H
Service number: O5339963
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/28/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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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