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Name: CPT John Phelen Roe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 06/05/1942
Home City: Clinton, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-514/68-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-041
Short Summary: Aircraft destroyed by a seed bomb that activated when the helicopter hovered over it.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00879
Service number: O5340952
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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
This record was last updated on 08/03/2003

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