Name: 1LT David Neal Johnston
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/25/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 09/11/1948
Home City: Lancaster, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-111
Short Summary: Died of crash injuries and burns after experiencing an engine failure at low level while starting a Night Hawk mission over Cam Ranh Bay
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16840
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/31/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Ninh Thuan Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CP066261
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FOREST ROSE CEMETERY, LANCASTER, OH
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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