HARRIS ALLAN LYNN
Name: WO1 Allan Lynn Harris
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/29/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 12/12/1948
Home City: Etiwanda, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB GUNS
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 71-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-005
Short Summary: Covering extraction NW of LZ Professional. Nickname Big Al. Hit by 51 caliber at 2,000 ft and 80 knots, was DOA at 91 Evac.
Call sign: Sharks
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/16/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT076292
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, WHITTIER, CA
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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