Name: CW2 Douglas Alexander Walker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/18/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 04/29/1943
Home City: Indian Orchard, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-17/66-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 63E-003
Short Summary: During BDA from B-52 strike nw Dak To received heavy AW fire, crashed & burned. Wing LOH also shot down. Others rescued.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07806
Service number: W3154720
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/28/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB835285
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ISLAND POND CEMETERY, LUDLOW, MA
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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