Name: CW2 James Weldon Hargrove
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/18/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 37.4
Date of Birth: 05/08/1929
Home City: Rotan, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-16
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-087
Short Summary: Died when gunship was shot down while attempting to extract American advisors. MAJ Nutter, SP5 Olson, and SGT Swindler survived.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08549
Service number: W2215903
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/04/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BELVIEU CEMETERY, ROTAN, TX
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
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