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Name: CW2 David Allan Poley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 05/19/1946
Home City: Philadelphia, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-094
Short Summary: Missing on Marine resupply. Found burned wreckage 12Mar69 all KIA. 1LT Daniel O'Neill CP, SP4 Ormond gunner, SP5 Girard cr-chief.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17121
Call sign: KINGSMEN 19
Service number: W3157876
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Weather
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/11/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
While attempting to resupply a Marine FSB (Winchester) I observed Dave enter the clouds crossing a ridgeline. I advised Dave that I could not follow him; he radioed to wait for him. That was the last call. Three days later I found the wreckage. Ken Roach, 6TH REUNION

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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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