Name: WO1 Scott Thomas Nelson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/06/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 07/31/1946
Home City: Boulder, CO
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 120 AHC
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-9
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-103
Short Summary: Wire strike over Siagon River near Newport with Robert Howard. Crew and Air Force pacs killed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15631
Call sign: Deans
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Started Tour: 06/27/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK, BOULDER, CO
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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