Name: CW3 David Pecor Soyland
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/17/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 04/10/1978.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 04/29/1951
Home City: Rapid City, SD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-039
Short Summary: Tail boom shot off with RPG. Soyland survived crash & presumed a POW. Declared dead 04/10/78. See Pearce.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17607
Call sign: Zorro 01
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD016332
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY, STURGIS SD (IMO)
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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