Name: 1LT Colin Keith Nichols
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/20/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 10/11/1942
Home City: Spartansburg, PA
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-2
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-049
Short Summary: Shot down while conducting convoy cover along Route 14 about 25 miles south of Pleiku. Entire crew killed in the crash.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02030
Service number: O5532928
Country: South Vietnam
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: 04/27/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ROSE HILL CEMETERY, SPARTANSBURG, PA
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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