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Name: 1LT David Bard Wainwright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/04/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 03/26/1942
Home City: Port Byron, IL
Service: MS branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 254 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-8
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27E-051
Short Summary: Struck ground and burst into flames during MEDEVAC with low ceilings and rain showers.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-12848
Call sign: DUSTOFF
Service number: OF108993
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/14/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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