Name: 1LT Morris Alfred Simpson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/28/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.3
Date of Birth: 11/10/1943
Home City: Richland Hills, TX
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Flight class: 70-22
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-012
Short Summary: During Lam Son 719 in Laos. Simpson killed by 10 bullets in the head - gunner who was not a pilot flew back. See Mar 71 Newsweek Mag.
Aircraft: OH-6A
Country: Laos
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/11/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *

Additional information about this casualty:
The March 1971 Newsweek magazine cover story "The Helicopter War" has a picture of a dead helicopter pilot on a stretcher with helmet still on. Mike Sherrer, who flew with "Butch", told me the pilot in the picture is Butch. From Robert Fureigh, July 1995

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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