Name: CW2 Dominic N. Scatuorchio, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/10/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 12/15/1947
Home City: Spring Lake, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 336 AHC, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-11/68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-106
Short Summary: Shot in combat action around the Bac Lu AO IV Corp.
Aircraft: UH-1C
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
He was the only casualty on board as a result of taking a direct hit from small arms fire from the ground. He was killed instantly and his aircraft controls were taken over by another crew member and returned to their base in SocTrang. From: Patrick Scatuorchio, brother

We went to high school together. When I heard that he had been killed in Viet Nam, I wrote a song for him. I was in the army at the time. In 1998, I included that song, entitled "Times Like This" on my CD, "Coming Back To The Rock." Every time I played that songs in clubs, people cried and later told me that they too had lost friends or loved ones in Nam. I don't know what you would do with this information. But my song honored Dominic and I will never forget him. I met a few chopper pilots in Germany while stationed there and found them to be great guys. Thanks to all your members for their service. From: Jay Predham, Formerly SSG RA

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST CATHAIRINE'S CEM, SEA GRIT, NJ
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/2007

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