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Name: CW2 Michael Eugene Lukow (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/11/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 03/01/1951
Home City: Aurora, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-106
Short Summary: Gunner, SP4 Bickford got shot and brought a "bomb" back inside the helicopter causing it to explode in mid-air. Tuning fork B-40 Can Th
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17148
Call sign: Darkhorse 12
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
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: 09/10/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Ba Xugen Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WR230360

Additional information about this casualty:
Michael's brother, Dennis D. Lukow was killed in a night training accident at Ft. Rucker on 5 August 1975.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 06/19/2015

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