Name: WO1 David Arnold Haakensen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 08/08/1945
Home City: Big Sandy, MT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC, GUNS
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-130
Short Summary: Shot in groin with 50 cal and bled to death before getting on ground flying with Robert E. Hoffman.
Service number: W3154025
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/26/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 07/04/1988

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