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Name: WO1 Dayton Wayne Lanier (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.0
Date of Birth: 05/02/1940
Home City: Wilmington, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/1 BDE 1 CAV
Prior Unit: C/229 AHB
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-9/67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 57E-026
Short Summary: Aircraft crashed and burned for unknown reason.
Aircraft: OH-13S tail number 63-09097
Service number: W3156980
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: 08/09/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 06/20/2002

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