Name: 1LT James Edward Hunsicker
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/24/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.4
Date of Birth: 11/29/1946
Home City: Denver, PA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC, 52 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-006
Short Summary: Shot down by .51 cal 500 meters from Dak To. See Ellen, J.M. Jones.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15715
Call sign: Gladiator 17
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SNV-BNR .51 Cal
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: 06/24/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZB028208
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: PLEASANT VIEW CEM, MANHEIM, PA (IMO)
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 07/28/1990
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