Name: WO1 James R. Simpson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/01/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 05/08/1942
Home City: Sanford, NC
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/1 BDE 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-5W
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21E-030
Short Summary: Control rotor paddle separated at trunion due to corrosion.
Aircraft: OH-23G tail number 62-03793
Service number: W3153177
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/18/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH CEMETERY, SANFORD, NC
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 08/03/1997
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