Name: WO1 John Grove Traver III
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 03/22/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 05/20/1949
Home City: Jacksonville, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-069
Short Summary: Loaded with ammo returning from aborted supply mission w/ Cleve, hit at 5000 ft in Laos w/37 mm during Lam Son 719.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15759
Call sign: Minuteman
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Laos-BNR 37MM
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD666365
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (IMO)
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 07/25/1992
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