Name: CPT David Warren Watson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/25/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.4
Date of Birth: 11/18/1938
Home City: Lubbock, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-051
Short Summary: Shot down with CO (MAJ M. Daugherty-WIA) LZ Airborne, Northern Aushau Valley. See Searcy who was KIA in same LZ but not this aircraft.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17640
Call sign: Bear
Service number: O5415609
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: PLAINVIEW CEMETERY, PLAINVIEW, TX
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: officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002
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