Name: WO1 Daniel Scott Steele
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/29/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 12/30/1947
Home City: Redmond, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 161 AHC
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 67-15/67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-007
Short Summary: Crashed into S. China sea near Chu Lai after pilots lost control in low clouds during a night flare mission.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09955
Call sign: Pelicans
Service number: W3157419
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/16/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: REDMOND MEMORIAL CEMETERY, REDMOND, OR
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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