Name: WO1 Daniel Joseph Turcotte (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/22/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 06/28/1949
Home City: Livonia, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-045
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17551
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Compliment cause: drowning
Started Tour: 09/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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