Name: 1LT Dennis Earl Painter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 02/20/1946
Home City: Chicago, IL
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-18
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50E-052
Short Summary: Mid-air with 66-16441
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17255
Service number: O5243518
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/06/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Phu Bon Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GREENLAWN CEMETERY, TIFFIN, OH
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 08/03/1997
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