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Name: CPT Joe Carl Shaw
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 01/03/1948
Home City: Portales, NM
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-516/68-28
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-090
Short Summary: KIA as a passenger while being given a flight demo by W. Richardson who had transferred to D/158. Main rotor came off at 3000 ft.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15059
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Lost main rotor
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 12/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/27/1997

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