Name: WO1 James G. Hodgskin, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/18/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 11/27/1946
Home City: Orlando, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-515/68-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-061
Short Summary: Hit by friendly artillery illumination round at night with CW2 Norman D. Auten. Wasson & A/C Gramke were in second AH-1G.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15765
Call sign: Rebel
Service number: W3162979
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Friendly Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/10/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GOTHA, FL
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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