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Name: WO1 Joseph C. Sampson, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/27/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.6
Date of Birth: 01/01/1931
Home City: Xenia, OH
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/82 AVN 173 ABN
Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade
Flight class: 65-18
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-082
Short Summary: Failure of rotor system. See WO1 Rutherford J. Welsh.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13571
Call sign: COWBOYS
Service number: W2215985
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident MN
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/13/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/25/1996

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