Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15712
The Army purchased this helicopter 0868
Total flight hours at this point: 00000791
Incident number: 69110707.KIA
Unit: B/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
UTM grid coordinates: XU977326
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA, 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, CASRP (Operations Report. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC WO1 GREESON DAVID CURTIS KIA
I was on the SF A Team at Budop. A 341. I was moving into a small French style village in a rubber plantation with a few CIDG. This was the only time we ever had air support at the beginning. He showed up and I told him where we were headed. His wingman or whatever they call them was a ways away. He offered to do a flyover. There was a ,51 hidden there and they knocked him out of the sky. About a 10 round burst. A bunch of choppers showed up then and they were pissed. We were also having it out with some NVA outside the village-about 20 of us. I got shot in the legs from an AK and took a chunk of rocket in my right lung from a chopper. Heavy foliage and poor visibility. A bad day. From: Mike Parks
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