Name: 1LT Dennis Claude Farris
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.2
Date of Birth: 12/20/1945
Home City: Guymon, OK
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Flight class: 70-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-135
Short Summary: Mid-air with UH-1C flown by CW2 Miner and WO1 Shinkawa on final to LZ during Lam Son 719.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-19516
Call sign: Crossbows
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/08/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ELMHURST CEMETERY, GUYMON, OK
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: officer
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