Name: MAJ Taylor Douglas Johnson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/28/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.1
Date of Birth: 12/15/1929
Home City: Joaquin, TX
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 60-10Q
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04E-103
Short Summary: Hit in the head by small arms fire while on resupply mission for 1 CAV units in the mountains west of Bong Son during operation Masher.
Service number: O4021075
Country: South Vietnam
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: 08/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
While on a resupply mission for 1 CAV units in the mountains west of Bong Son during operation MASHER, the weather forced the crew to hover up valleys and the sides of hills to get to the ground units. MAJ Johnson was hit in the head by enemy small arms fire and died.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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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