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Name: MAJ Jack Donald Sundquist (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/27/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.5
Date of Birth: 10/12/1938
Home City: Salt Lake City, UT
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 46E-051
Short Summary: Killed instantly near Khe Sanh by being struck in the chest with a 50 cal.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15055
Service number: O5310949
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1980 = 19 Fixed Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 02/15/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 12
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
 I was in a different aircraft, he was near the river west of the fire base. He came under heavy fire from a 50 cal, the aircraft and crew took several hits, unfortunately, Cpt Sundquist, who was a fine individual, was struck in the chest with a 50 cal. The rest of the crew managed to get the aircraft back to the fire base, then we took Cpt Sundquist to Dong Ha to the medevac pad, but unfortunately, he had been dead since the round struck him. He had died instantly. I saw the report said small arms fire, but trust me, it was 50 cal, I took him to Dong Ha. Wayne Phipps,

Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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 03/22/2002

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