Name: CPT Donald Keith Osborn (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/23/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 07/28/1948
Home City: Loveland, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-20
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-071
Short Summary: Shot down by outgoing ARVN arty round in Cambodia.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15111
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: ARVN ARTY?
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/02/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XU542342
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 07/20/1996
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