Name: 1LT Donald John Porter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 03/09/1945
Home City: Naperville, IL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-522
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-046
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16600
Service number: O5261256
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST PETER & PAUL CEMETERY, NAPERVILLE, IL
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
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