Name: LJG John David Gollahon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/30/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 10/10/1942
Home City: Rome, GA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Navy.
Unit: HA(L)-3 DET 2
Service: U.S. Navy.
The Wall location: 54W-023
Short Summary: An engine failure 10 miles south of Saigon resulted in a water landing, whereupon the aircraft capsized and sank.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08712
Service number: 709679
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1315 = Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Offshore, MR 3 Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MARIETTA NATIONAL CEMETERY, MARIETTA, GA
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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