Dorff, Patrick D., CW3

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
152D-OH-58D Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
2003-2004, 152D, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
Service Years
1990 - 2004


Chief Warrant Officer 3

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Elk RIver
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 2004
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Not Specified
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section Y, Site 1911

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GWOT Fallen
  2004, GWOT Fallen

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
  2003-2004, 152D, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CW3 Dorff served with 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation (Fort Drum); and was attached to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. He was deployed to Iraq in November 2003.

On 25 January 2004, he was one of two men piloting an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, searching for a soldier, SSgt. Chris Bunda, who went missing when his boat capsized earlier that day in the Tigris RIver.

Unfortunately, CWO Dorff's helicopter hit a cable causing the aircraft to crash into the river. The helicopter was recovered immediately, but the bodies of the two pilots were missing. CWO Dorff's body was found four and a half days later, 29 January 2004. 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney was also killed in this incident (recovered 14 February 2004).

He left a wife, Jamie, and daughter at his passing.
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