Name: CW2 James Donald Doran
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/26/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 04/20/1947
Home City: Ridgefield Park, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 15 MED BN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-065
Short Summary: On MEDEVAC mission NW Quan Loi A/C took 50 cal fire on climb out with 6 wounded on board. All KIA.
Service number: W3157750
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/05/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARK, PARAMUS, NJ
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
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