Name: WO1 Dean Kent Leach
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/19/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 08/30/1952
Home City: Arnold, NE
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 71-35/71-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-028
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17287
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/13/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT971230
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ARNOLD CEM, ARNOLD NE
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/05/2002
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