LUKINS PAUL ROGER
Name: CPT Paul Roger Lukins
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 11/30/1943
Home City: Riverside, CA
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 71 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 68-6
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25W-104
Short Summary: New in country sitting in LZ in 196 AO, hit in the head while helicopter was on the ground in the LZ.
Service number: O5243979
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/31/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT132075
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: OLIVEWOOD CEMETERY, RIVERSIDE, CA
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
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