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Name: WO1 David Edward Miller
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/10/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 8 days later on 04/18/1964.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 09/05/1942
Home City: Olney, IL
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-7W
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-049
Short Summary: Tail boom separated in flight at 1500 ft. Galambos, Cavanaugh, & Shimek + 8 PAXs killed. Miller died in Saigon Hospital 8 days later.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01916
Service number: W3151612
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: Lost tail boom
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: HAVEN HILL CEMETERY, OLNEY, IL
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994

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