Name: CW2 Burdette D. Townsend, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/20/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 11/02/1945
Home City: Oneonta, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/9 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-046
Short Summary: Shot down by a SA-7 missle near An Loc with Breuer.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15718
Call sign: Sabre
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SA-7 Missle
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/22/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT769770
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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
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