Name: WO1 Don Glenn Knowlton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/20/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 11/03/1940
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 64-8
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-127
Short Summary: Gunship shot down during battle of Plei Me east of Ia Drang escorting MEDEVAC into the beseiged Special Forces camp. W/Ron Macklin
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-00135
Call sign: Crocodile
Service number: W3152283
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/11/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
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: warrant officer
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