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Name: 1LT Daniel John O Neill
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 02/19/1945
Home City: Butte, MT
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-516
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-093
Short Summary: Missing on resupply mission for Marines. Found burned wreckage 12Mar69 all KIA. O'Neill Copilot, CW2 Poley AC, Ormond & Gerard crew.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17121
Call sign: KINGSMEN
Service number: O5714936
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Weather
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BUTTE, MT
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 09/07/1996

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