Name: WO1 John Wesley Frink
Status: Remains were returned on 04/29/94 from an incident on 04/02/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 10/07/1951
Home City: Albuquerque, NM
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 196 LIB
Major organization: 196th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 71-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-127
Short Summary: Shot down looking for downed Air Force pilot near Dong Ha. See 1LT B. Kulland. Buried 29 April 1994.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17801
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/10/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD218628
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Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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