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Name: CPT Donald Lloyd Swanson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/31/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.4
Date of Birth: 09/19/1943
Home City: Millbrae, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-087
Short Summary: "Swanee" was with WO1 Philippe Luc Las Hermes (died on hospital ship), Amos survived by jumping, and SP4 Mahlon R. Arnett MIA.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15563
Call sign: Phoenix
Service number: O5430635
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1542 = 15 Infantry Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 06/18/2015

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