Name: CPT John Francis Dugan
Status: Remains were returned on 10/2005 from an incident on 03/20/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 04/28/1971.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 11/10/1947
Home City: Roselle, NJ
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-4
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-060
Short Summary: Shotdown during LamSon 719 with MAJ Jack L. Barker leading an extraction of ARVN troops 3/19/71.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16185
Call sign: Kingsman 16
Service number: O5430353
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Laos-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/06/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD515352
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
This record was last updated on 10/17/2005
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