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Name: CPT Donald Lee Templeton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/21/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.9
Date of Birth: 11/13/1939
Home City: Gallatin, TN
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-262
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 43W-058
Short Summary: Died of crash injuries. Helicopter recieved hostile fire while departing the LZ and crashed.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 152557
Service number: 082153
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 06/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
The HMM-262 website states that he arrived in Vietnam for his second combat tour on June 29, 1968. He was dark and slim, polite and very reserved, almost grave in manner. He was an extremely competent pilot. He was the aircraft commander of CH-46D buno 152557 which crashed on land due to hostile causes.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 09/23/1999

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