Name: WO1 Roy Yasushi Shinkawa
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 05/02/1947
Home City: Honolulu, HI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Flight class: 70-13/70-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-001
Short Summary: Mid-air with UH-1H flown by LT Usher and LT Farris on final to LZ during Lam Son 719. James Miner with Shinkawa.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09503
Call sign: Crossbows
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/06/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - other churches
Burial information: NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEM OF THE PACIFIC, HI
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 08/20/1995
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