Name: 1LT Lance Davis Workman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/11/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 10/04/1947
Home City: Chattanooga, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 71-2
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-106
Short Summary: Tripped off a clamore mine while crossing over the perimeter wire. The clamore had been reversed by the NVA/VC over night. memo
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Claymore Mine
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: explosive devices
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/18/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: hostile wounded in action - serious hospitalization
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT053251

Additional information about this casualty:
Following landing on a resupply mission, Lance exited his aircraft and went forward of the aircraft crossing over some perimeter wires. During the night the NVA/VC must have reversed some claymore mines. Lance tripped the wire and a claymore mine virtually cut him in two. He survived and was hospitalized and died of pneumonia during recovery. from Lee Pisdone, Jr. 4 July 1993

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 07/10/1993

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