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Name: WO1 James Irwin Schlinger
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/02/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.1
Date of Birth: 09/14/1937
Home City: New Bedford, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/4 CAV 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39W-008
Short Summary: Day VR SW of Loc Ninh, hit by small arms fire, died due to crash related injuries.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07853
Call sign: DARKHORSE 12
Service number: W3160831
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT500805
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Jewish
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 10/04/2010

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