Name: 1LT Douglas Lee Jones
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/12/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.9
Date of Birth: 11/04/1941
Home City: Erwin, TN
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 ABN BDE
Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade
Flight class: 65-22
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-068
Short Summary: Skids struck powerlines at Long Binh on highway 15. Jones and MSG passenger killed. Helicopter crash.
Aircraft: OH-13S tail number 64-15416
Service number: O5321144
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/15/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, ERWIN, TN
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
This record was last updated on 08/24/1996
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