Cobb, James Paul, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 67N20, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1970 - 1971


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Depew, NY
Last Address
Depew, NY

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1971
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Marys Cemetery - Lancaster, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 105/Sect.E, Lot 47, Grave 3

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment101st Airborne Division
  1970-1971, 67N20, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1970-1971, 67N20, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. James Cobb was serving as a crew chief 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

1LT James L. Smith
SGT Gabriel Trujillo
Sgt. Steven G. England

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Loss Circumstances: Full details of the loss
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