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Name: CPT Dennis Michael Phillips
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/31/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 08/29/1944
Home City: Irving, TX
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-508/68-12
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-030
Short Summary: Covering a combat assault in the Delta with WO1 Steven Louis Martin.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00720
Call sign: Taipan 36
Service number: O5427094
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1980 = 19 Fixed Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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 01/09/1997

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