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Name: CPT John Spurgeon Sprewell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/19/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 12/20/1946
Home City: Carrollton, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-14
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-067
Short Summary: Gun section leader. Shot down by quad 50 cal three miles east of Cai Ba with 1LT Lanny Ladouceur.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00527
Call sign: TAIPAN
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 06/01/2001

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