Name: CPT David Neil Head
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/20/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.1
Date of Birth: 01/11/1945
Home City: Arkansas City, KS
Service: IN branch of the National Guard component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-36
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-124
Short Summary: Shot down on take off by automatic weapons and B40 fire after picking up a wounded LT from an LZ east of Snuffy.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15589
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 4823 = 48 Aircraft Maintenance Officer
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/12/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YU399383
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: RIVERVIEW CEMETERY, ARKANSAS CITY, KS
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 01/22/2003
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