Name: CW2 James Freeman Elkin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/29/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 06/30/1970.
Age at death: 27.5
Date of Birth: 01/08/1943
Home City: Yukon, OK
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV, 3 PLT
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-104
Short Summary: (Cobra 581) shot down in Cambodia near highway 13 west n. west of Quan Loi with Calvin William Binder.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15581
Call sign: Silver Spur 33
Service number: W3166096
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/12/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, TULSA, OK
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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