Name: 1LT James Paige Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/26/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 11/03/1939
Home City: Custer, SD
Service: EN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-8
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-055
Short Summary: Took fire from the right side on a fire fight in support of RVN. Radioed being hit auto to water filled rice paddy, rolled w/Ragsdale
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Call sign: Cobra
Service number: O93339
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
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY, STURGIS SD
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
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