Name: 1LT Jack Leroy Dodson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/26/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 29.3
Date of Birth: 02/14/1938
Home City: Kimberly, ID
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-20
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20E-113
Short Summary: A pilot passenger in a gunship being flown by CPT Mosher and WO1 Cook that had a mid-air with CPT Matthews and CPT Kidd. w/191 AHC
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00673
Service number: O5325238
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air, Night
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 05/22/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
The 191st had just been formed - with Capt Kidd heading up the Armed Platoon - but their helo's hadn't gotten in country yet. Looks like both of them wanted to get into the action and talked D/3/5 into letting them get some experience. Kidd & Dodson were the 191st's first casualties - even before their equipment got over there.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK, TWIN FALLS, ID
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: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 09/16/1996
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