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Name: CPT Joseph Lewis Powell, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/17/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 11/05/1942
Home City: Alexandria, VA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-161
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 41W-058
Short Summary: Shot down coming out of Con Tien in the DMZ on a MEDEVAC flight. Crashed into a mountain.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 154794
Service number: 089972
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 05/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
This record was last updated on 01/09/1997

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