Name: WO1 David Edward Herschbach
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 08/16/1948
Home City: East St Louis, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-23/68-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-099
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16926
Service number: W3163761
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: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CATHOLIC CEMETERY, EDWARDSVILLE, IL
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 04/26/2002
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