Name: CW2 Joseph James Savick, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/28/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.3
Date of Birth: 08/12/1944
Home City: Akron, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-079
Short Summary: Crashed into mountain during very bad weather with over 30 passengers on board.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 68-15866
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/25/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZD009003
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, AKRON, OH
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 08/27/1997
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