Name: WO1 David Paul Kuhns
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 07/29/1944
Home City: Schnecksville, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-5W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10E-088
Short Summary: Hit by VC sutomatic weapons fire near Trang Bang.
Service number: W3153146
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/21/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
A gunshot wound to the neck while flying a UH-1D as Aircraft Commander on a resupply mission when it was hit by hostile small arms ground fire. From DD Form 1300.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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
This record was last updated on 05/04/2009

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