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Name: WO1 Mark David Mitchell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/17/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 02/05/1947
Home City: La Puente, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: DIV ART 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-23/67-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-027
Short Summary: Returning to Tay Ninh from fire support base hit by 50 cal and crashed. Aircraft shot up on ground.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16400
Service number: W3159423
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: 03/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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
This record was last updated on 08/25/1996

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