Name: CPT Donald Robert Kilpatrick (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 12/13/1946
Home City: Bethlehem, PA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 187 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-520/68-36
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-024
Short Summary: Killed when struck by 12.7mm round during a combat assault. No other crewmembers on board were killed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16700
Call sign: Crusader
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
Started Tour: 01/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT245670
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY SAVIOR CEMETERY, BETHLEHEN, PA
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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