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Name: MAJ David Hunter Pittard (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/27/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 33.9
Date of Birth: 11/14/1934
Home City: Raleigh, NC
Service: regular component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 38 ARRS DET 13
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 42W-032
Short Summary: While attempting a rescue of 5 DUSTOFF crewmember, hit by ground fire, pronounced dead on arrival at Qui Nhon.
Aircraft: HH-43
Call sign: PEDRO
Service number: 3072696
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 04/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: RALEIGH MEM PARK, RALEIGH, NC
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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