Name: 1LT Jeffrey Charles Elson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/14/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 08/12/1947
Home City: Anaheim, CA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
Prior Unit: A/25 AVN 25 INF 69
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-22/68-36
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-037
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-19531
Service number: O5349573
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 03/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Ron Leonard says he was a member of B Company on loan to A Company on the day he was killed.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: other religions (Hindu, Thai, etc.)
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO CA
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 08/08/2002
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