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Name: WO1 Donald K. Mc Neil
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 03/05/1947
Home City: Seattle, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-21/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 57E-029
Short Summary: Shot down after leaving hot LZ just south of DMZ slid into dike and caught on fire trapping both pilots (lanier) chief and gunner escap
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16784
Service number: W3158847
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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
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