Burke, Joseph Scott, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 100B, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston
Last Address
Houston

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 105

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1971, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment101st Airborne Division
  1970-1971, 062D, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1970-1971, 100B, 101st Airborne Division
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Joseph Burke was serving as a pilot when he was killed when the UH-1H (tail number 68-16554) crashed 2 miles out on radar approach to Phu Bai after night MEDEVAC i monsoon weather.  The aircraft flew too low and the wires entangled into the canopy, causing the aircraft to crash.

Four crewmen and three passengers were killed in the loss.
CW2 Richard N. Concannon, P
WO1 Joseph S. Burke, P
SGT James P. Cobb, CE
SP4 Zebulon M. Johnson Jr., G

Passengers:
1LT James L. Smith SGT
Gabriel Trujillo
Sgt. Steven G. England
   
Comments/Citation
https://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/710215171ACD.HTM
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