Name: 1LT John Currie Hansen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/15/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 04/18/1946
Home City: Cascade Locks, OR
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-518/68-32
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-125
Short Summary: Landed to collect intelligence from an NVA they had killed when hit with AK-47 rounds. Hansen hit with a round in the head.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16639
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/08/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: WILLAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, PORTLAND OR
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 07/14/1999
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