Name: WO1 Jack Edward Searing
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/17/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 09/22/1949
Home City: Sterling, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 71-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-040
Short Summary: Crash resulting from inadvertent IFR at night while on a flare mission about 10 miles west of Camp Eagle, Hue. See Webb.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-19497
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/21/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD740076
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: OAK KNOLL MEMORIAL PARK, STERLING, IL
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 07/29/1995
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