Name: 1LT Mark Jackson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 06/14/1948
Home City: Vero Beach, FL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/4 CAV 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-128
Short Summary: Fatal head wound prior to crash near Ho Bo Woods while checking out suspected VC at low level.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17149
Call sign: Centaur
Service number: O5354220
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: CRESTLAWN CEMETERY, VERO BEACH, FL
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 08/25/1996
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