Name: WO1 Donald Harrison
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/02/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 06/09/1945
Home City: New York, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 281 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13E-005
Short Summary: Hit by ground fire & crashed while attempting to extract a Special Forces recon team in Laos.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10088
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
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: 10/07/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD633631
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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 08/23/1993
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