Name: CW2 Daniel Webster York
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/26/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 02/20/1945
Home City: Tulsa, OK
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 178 ASHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 66-15/66-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-012
Short Summary: Last of 5 to land in 1 ship LZ. NVA had LZ bracketed & opened up on last ship. Only co-pilot survived. SP4 Tefft & York, PFC McDougall.
Aircraft: CH-47B tail number 67-18445
Call sign: Boxcars
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/22/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, TULSA, OK
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
This record was last updated on 06/28/1993
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