Name: 1LT Daryl Roy Kunzler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/25/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 04/07/1949
Home City: Novato, CA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: H/10 CAV
Prior Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-46
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-032
Short Summary: Recon mission south side of Kontum observed & reported NVA troops. Went back for second look shot down in field. Observer 1LT Wilcoxson
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07935
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: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/16/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR783883
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ROCKLIN CEMETERY, ROCKLIN, CA
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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