Name: WO1 James M. Dunnavant, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/11/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 7 days later on 07/18/1970.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 04/26/1950
Home City: Lynnville, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-7/70-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-028
Short Summary: From injuries received in gunship crash W of Tam Ky. Gunner L.G. Yeager also killed. AC CW2 W.J. Horvay and CE A.B. Commander survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09563
Call sign: Muskets
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/07/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LYNNWOOD CEMETERY, LYNNVILLE, TN
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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