Name: WO1 James Bruce Tasker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/24/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 06/25/1968.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 09/20/1946
Home City: Troy, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV, 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 55W-033
Short Summary: Shot down SE of Tan An. Pilot & observer not critically injuried. They were over run on ground by enemy.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17770
Call sign: WAR WAGON 14
Service number: W3157697
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/14/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS679699
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: NEW CARLISLE CEMETERY, NEW CARLISLE, OH
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
This record was last updated on 01/01/1997
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