Name: MAJ Arthur James Lord
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/19/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Declared dead on 04/13/1977.
Age at death: 27.3
Date of Birth: 01/06/1941
Home City: Savannah, GA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 478 HHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 64-3
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50E-049
Short Summary: Shot down in A Shau Valley while attempting to deliver a bulldozer to LZ Tiger. See Millard.
Aircraft: CH-54A tail number 64-14205
Call sign: Hurricane
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD255095
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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