Name: WO1 James Doyle Eisenhour
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/18/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 10/10/1945
Home City: La Crosse, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-3/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-040
Short Summary: Flying C&C volunteered to pick up wounded west of Cu Chi. Received the Distinguished Service Cross.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16630
Call sign: Greyhound
Service number: W3160336
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/13/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Faverty's aircraft extracted the F/51st Inf LRRPs and the radios were shot out. After pulling the team out, the C&C saw someone on the ground with a full NVA field pack and thought this was another American still on the ground. Eisenhour was working in the area on a DCS mission and volunteered to pull this person out. This aircraft was shot up and flew to an abandoned stripe. Begosh, a CE on one of these ships, Faverty, and Eisehour died from wounds received in this event.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: RANSON CEMETERY, RANSON, KS
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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