Name: WO1 John Hezekiah Whittington
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 27 days later on 11/24/1969.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 08/13/1948
Home City: Baltimore, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-1/68-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-119
Short Summary: Shot down at Dak To on 28 Oct 69 while on convoy cover mission. Died from burns a month later.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15129
Service number: W3164219
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BALTIMORE NATIONAL CEMETERY, MD
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 01/29/1997
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