Name: CPT Michael Davis O'Donnell
Status: Remains were returned on 1998 from an incident on 03/24/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Declared dead on 02/07/1978.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 08/13/1945
Home City: Springfield, IL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-040
Short Summary: Picked up SF team led by LT Jerry L. Pool. A/C blew up seconds later in flight. W/WO1 Hosken.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15262
Call sign: Bikini Red
Service number: O5344062
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: YB484003
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: no religous preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (GROUP)
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
This record was last updated on 08/22/2002
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