Name: CPT Melvin Wayne Finch
Status: Remains were returned on 08/14/85 from an incident on 03/30/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 09/06/1972.
Age at death: 27.4
Date of Birth: 11/10/1944
Home City: Ft Belvoir, VA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Flight class: 68-4
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-125
Short Summary: Died of dysentery Sep 72 while POW on Ho Chi Minh Trail being taken north. Information came from ARVN who was with him.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17200
Country: South Vietnam
Started Tour: 02/06/1972
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - died while captured or interned
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BLACK JACK CEM, BATESVILLE, MS
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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