Name: WO1 John Alanson Dixon (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/29/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 05/16/1948
Home City: Babylon, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-523/68-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-014
Short Summary: Went IFR and crashed into mountain near A Shau Valley. With CW2 Charles C. Pfordt.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15033
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: separated (within 120 days) Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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