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Name: CPT David Keith Jacobsgaard (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/28/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 11/21/1944
Home City: Gardner, IL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: VMO-6
Flight class: 10-66
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 31W-093
Short Summary: Decapitated by main rotor exiting aircraft after crash.
Aircraft: UH-1E tail number 152424
Service number: 095223
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 04/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
David Jacobsgaard was his squadron's public relations officer. In that capacity, he secured materials from the States to build a school, which the local village people named after him.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: OAK LAWN CEMETERY, DWIGHT, IL
This record was last updated on 06/26/2015

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