Name: WO1 Douglas James Lemaire
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 09/22/1943
Home City: Taunton, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 1 CAV
Prior Unit: C/229 AHB
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-5/67-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-022
Short Summary: On night take off hit barb wire fence at pol at LZ uplift.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16966
Service number: W3155932
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/09/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MAYFLOWER HILL CEMETERY, TAUNTON MA
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 06/20/2002
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