Name: CW2 James Douglas Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/23/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 03/07/1944
Home City: San Jose, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51W-044
Short Summary: Killed on ground by ground fire after landing in a C&C Huey to try and save the lives of a LOH crew, 1LT Chaney and SP5 Johnson.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16060
Call sign: Silver Spur
Service number: W3156667
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 02/01/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SCHWARTZ CEMETERY, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OK
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
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