TAYLOR JAMES ALTON

Name: WO1 James Alton Taylor
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/26/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.9
Date of Birth: 09/17/1940
Home City: Atlanta, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-9/68-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 46W-034
Service number: W3159790
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS668848

Additional information about this casualty:
This was COL Emerson's helicopter. Assume he was onboard and survived. From 2/39 INF officer duty log.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: OCEAN WOODS MEMORIAL CEMETERY, MYRTLE BEACH, SC
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 10/24/2012


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