Name: 1LT John Fletcher Goodlett
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 12/06/1944
Home City: Roanoke, VA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-094
Short Summary: Flew into the ground on a gun run with CW2 R. Daley.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15584
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT7808
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: MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, VINTON, VA
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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