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Name: 1LT James Dowel Dugger, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/16/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 11/01/1946
Home City: Pottstown, PA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-50
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-082
Short Summary: Aircraft hit with 60 mm RR right at the nose.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 70-15841
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/05/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR850148
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 08/20/1995

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