Name: MAJ Durward Dean Gosney (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 32.0
Date of Birth: 10/17/1932
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AML
Major organization: MACV advisors
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-065
Short Summary: On MACV list as killed by ground fire while a crew member in a UH-1.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08598
Service number: O71192
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: advisor
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY, PHOENIX, AZ
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 02/21/1994
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