Name: CW2 James D. Ozbun
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/24/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 10/25/1947
Home City: Fairfield, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-21/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-073
Short Summary: Downed by enemy ground fire near Lien Khang airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17460
Service number: W3158901
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/16/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FAIRMONT MEM PARK, FAIRFIELD, CA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/27/1996
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