Knutsen, Donald Paul, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 67N20, 16th Aviation Group
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Specialist 4


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Buffalo, NY
Last Address
Buffalo, NY

Casualty Date
Mar 22, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lakeside Cemetery - Hamburg, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
W4, 67 / Section W

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  1971, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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 Unit Assignments
14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)176th Assault Helicopter Company23rd Infantry Division (Americal)16th Aviation Group
  1970-1971, 67N20, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)
  1970-1971, 67N20, 176th Assault Helicopter Company
  1970-1971, 67N20, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1970-1971, 67N20, 16th Aviation Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Operation Lam Son 719
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SP4 Donald Knutsen was serving with the 176th Assault Helicopter Ocmpany, 14th Aviation Battaion as the gunner aboard UH-1H (tail number 68-15759) operating in the Lam Son 719 campaign. shot down over Laos with the loss of all crew. 

Crew:
WO1 Reginald David Cleve, pilot
WO1 John Grove Traver III, copilo
SP4 Walter Ray Hall, gunner
SP4 Donald Paul Knutsen, crew chief
   
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