Name: 1LT Douglas Gerald MacNeil
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/07/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.9
Date of Birth: 05/30/1937
Home City: Queens Village, NY
Service: MS branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 159 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-25
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-104
Short Summary: 50 cal through chicken plate on ground during routine mission to secure LZ, VC popped up out of spider hole.
Aircraft: UH-1 tail number 69-15038
Call sign: Dustoff
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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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