Name: 1LT Dexter Bush Florence
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/26/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 3 days later on 10/29/1972.
Age at death: 25.6
Date of Birth: 03/27/1947
Home City: Arkadelphia, AR
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-30
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-085
Short Summary: Crashed and burned as a result of a command detonated mine while hovering at tree top level. Died from burns three days later.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17329
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Crash Burns
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: mines
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/24/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: hostile wounded in action - very serious hospitalization
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS576814
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: REST HAVEN MEM GARDENS, ARKADELPHIA, AR
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 10/30/1998
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