Name: 1LT David Jon Nesset
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 04/16/1942
Home City: Fargo, ND
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50E-051
Short Summary: Lead aircraft on CA into A Shau, damaged by enemy grenade, tail boom separated, crashed W/WO Charles J. Harrington
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16799
Service number: O5331784
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 11/08/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD259084
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: DICKINSON CEMETERY, DICKINSON, ND
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
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