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Name: CPT David "Pete" Linwood Mathis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/11/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 09/03/1945
Home City: East Tallassee, AL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/2/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Field Force
Flight class: 69-12
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-113
Short Summary: Crashed and burned while on a test flight prior to a maintenence program.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15671
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 4823 = 48 Aircraft Maintenance Officer
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

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