Name: CPT James Michael Lyon
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/05/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 02/06/1970.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 03/08/1948
Home City: Indianapolis, IN
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-24/68-40
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-104
Short Summary: Crashed due to WX. Captured & shot next day by NVA because of burns & nearly severed leg. Other 3 crew POW for 3 years.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16441
Call sign: Brandy 3
Service number: O5433415
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Shot While POW
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 03/21/1969
"Official" listing: ground casualty
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - captured/interned
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD639271
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - died while captured or interned
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WEST BRIDGEPORT CEM, BRIDGEPORT, TX
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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