Name: CW3 Dennis Keith Eads
Status: Remains Returned from an incident on 04/23/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 08/28/1978.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 05/04/1947
Home City: Prophetstown, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-29/69-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-040
Short Summary: Crashed 10 mile SW of An Hoa in route to cover a LRRP team in contact in bad weather. See Murphy.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15612
Call sign: Blue Ghost 28
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZC113153
Additional information about this casualty:
Changed grid coordinates from ZC180270 to ZC113153 per JTF findings. GBR March 2011.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: LYNDON CEMETERY, LYNDON, IL (IMO)
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
This record was last updated on 03/03/2011
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