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Name: CW2 Joe David Hudson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/07/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.0
Date of Birth: 04/19/1940
Home City: Moultrie, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-131
Short Summary: Shot down by .51 cal while covering a downed UH-1H waiting to be picked up by a CH-47.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15207
Call sign: DARKHORSE
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack 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: 05/23/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
I have found that rather than Arlington, Joe David is buried at Ft Bragg, NC next to his oldest brother KIA 1951, Korean War. Thanks so much. I will be glad to help in any way. Lana Joiner, niece

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown or not reported
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 07/21/2001

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