Name: 1LT James Lawrence Rhodes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/10/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 03/27/1945
Home City: Kansas, IL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 17W-064
Short Summary: Small arms ground fire shot out tail rotor causing crash. Only survivor was Aircraft Commander who was rescued by Army Huey.
Aircraft: UH-1E tail number 152438
Call sign: Scarface
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 07/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, KANSAS, IL
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