Name: WO1 John Paul Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/28/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 11/11/1949
Home City: Aurora, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-001
Short Summary: Gunship flew into a mountain at night while covering rangers with Thomas Campbell.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15075
Call sign: Tiger Sharks
Service number: W3164496
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 05/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Ninh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY, DENVER CO
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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