Name: 1LT David Cruz Jauregui
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/28/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 05/03/1944
Home City: Flagstaff, AZ
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-087
Short Summary: Flew into a mountain while on a night flare mission for a Shark scramble with CW2 Charles F. Creamer, SP4 J.B. Powell, PFC G.U.Field.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17036
Call sign: Sharks
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
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/08/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS560522
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: COTTONWOOD CEMETERY, COTTONWOOD, AZ
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 01/28/1993
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