Name: CPT John Shaw Sabine IV
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/30/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 26.8
Date of Birth: 06/16/1939
Home City: Tacoma, WA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Prior Unit: 73 AVN
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06E-068
Short Summary: Crash during a combat mission while replacing the Blues Platoon Leader on Chu Phong Massif. See Headhunters by Matthew Brennan.
Service number: O5316367
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 08/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
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
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