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Name: 1LT Don Eugene Stockton, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/15/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 09/17/1945
Home City: Sherwood, OR
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-22
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-060
Short Summary: A/C on night flare mission with 200 ft. ceiling went IFR and crashed. Dee Hyden was pilot. See Hyden memo. 5 member crew KIA.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16206
Call sign: MINUTEMAN
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - other churches
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/25/1996

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