Name: WO1 James Bernard Low
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/31/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 3 days later on 04/03/1971.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 06/13/1951
Home City: Beaver, UT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-104
Short Summary: In late March took fire and crashed into river bottom while supporting Operations in Laos. Both pilots EVACED. Jim died in hospital.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15807
MOS: 004A = Duties Unassigned or In Transit
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/07/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: hostile wounded in action - very serious hospitalization
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIF
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: MOUNTAIN VIEW CEM, BEAVER, UT
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 01/23/2005
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