Name: WO1 Darrell Lynn Haggard
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/20/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 06/04/1947
Home City: England, AR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1/40 ARTY
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-501/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-050
Short Summary: Hit a guy wire attached to a 400 ft radio tower on maintenance test flight.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16367
Call sign: Snoopy
Service number: W3159477
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: UNION VALLEY CEMETERY, COY, AR
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: warrant officer
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