Name: 1LT Colin Plummer Hurd
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 10/24/1945
Home City: Lovell, ME
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Field Force
Flight class: 70-2
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-006
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10079
Call sign: Ghostriders
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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
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