Name: WO1 Dale Allen Pearce
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/17/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 11/26/1950
Home City: Mentor, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-039
Short Summary: Tail boom shot off with RPG & crashed. Pearce killed on impact, 3 others survived. See Soyland. (31Aug71)
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17607
Call sign: Zorro 01
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/21/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD016332
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: OHIO WESTERN RESERVE NAT CEM, RITTMAN OH (IMO)
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 08/20/1995
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