Name: WO1 Donald Lee Parker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 07/30/1950
Home City: Toledo, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 235 AVN
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-086
Short Summary: Mid-air with Vietnamese general's O-2A 68-11065 that was too low in ops area. With 1LT Frank L. Rice, Jr. Stationed at Can Tho.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15554
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: TOLEDO MEMORIAL PARK, SYLVANIA, OH
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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