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Name: 1LT Daniel Kepner Lessig
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/1963 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 06/25/1937
Home City: West Reading, PA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-361
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 01E-029
Short Summary: Rescue mission ambushed killing 4 pilots, 7 em, 1 flt surg. Pilots were Arthur Richardson, Chuck Whitehead, & Bill Harris.
Aircraft: CH-34D tail number 148781
Service number: 080903
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994

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