Name: MAJ John Terence Mc Donnell
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 03/06/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 02/16/1977.
Age at death: 28.2
Date of Birth: 12/14/1940
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-4
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-058
Short Summary: Took hits on firing run went into overcast and crashed. 1LT Greenfield survived.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15845
Service number: O5406346
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1193 = 11 Field Artillery Unit Commander
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: commercial
Started Tour: 12/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (IMO)
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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