Name: WO1 Jack Albert Harker, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 08/16/1949
Home City: Bountiful, UT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 22W-001
Short Summary: After taking many hits at LZ Barbara, landed to check his still running OH-6, right skid collapsed, he was hit by the main rotor blades.
Aircraft: OH-6A
Service number: W3163511
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/05/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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 08/20/1995

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