Name: 1LT Joseph Alan Lofton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/12/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 10/18/1945
Home City: Akron, OH
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Flight class: 69-2
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 16W-065
Short Summary: Cobra made forced landing. Killed by rotor blade after existing aircraft. With Henry.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15080
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7597 = Basic Rotary Wing Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 09/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: no religous preference
Burial information: GREENLAWN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, AKRON, OH
This record was last updated on 10/21/1998
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