Name: CPT John Leslie Sensing
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/30/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 08/23/1947
Home City: Clarksville, TN
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-6/69-6
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-076
Short Summary: Hit by RPG in vicinity of fire base Ripchord.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16431
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: NASHVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY, MADISON TN
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: officer
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