Little, Peter Clark, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
100F-Pilot OH-6
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 100F, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Transportation Corps

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eugene
Last Address
Eugene

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rest-Haven Memorial Park - Eugene, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 096

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 100F, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1969, 100F, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Accident Summary: The aircraft was part of a hunter-killer team consisting of an AH-1G and an OH-6A. The team took off from Tay Ninh west heliport about 1500 hours. They then proceeded to the AO and conducted a visual reconnaissance for approximately 30 minutes. Upon arriving at grid XT 5432, the AH-1G contacted the ground commander over fm radio to receive specific instructions as to what areas they were to VR. The AH-1G was to direct the OH-6A to that area. While the OH-6A was actually performing the VR, the AH-1G remained in a high orbit providing gun cover and navigation within the AO. At this point the OV-10A entered the AO for the purpose of performing a BDA, and monitored the transmission between the AH-1G and the ground commander. The OV-10A then began a descending left turn looking for the hunter-killer team. Spotting the OH-6A, the OV-10A leveled off at 1500 feet and continued to look for the AH-1G. In a left turn through 230 degrees, the front seat pilot of the OV-10A spotted the AH-1G approaching head on approximately 150 meters away. Although the OV-10A pilot made an abrupt full left control movement, there was not sufficient time for control response to alter the OV-10A flight path. The AH-1G impacted the right wing, outboard of the engine, of the OV-10A. At this time it is unknown whether the AH-1G exploded or disintegrated after collision. The OV-10A began a violent roll to the right and descended to a point of impact approximately one kilometer southwest of the AH-1G main wreckage area. The accident took the lives of WO Robert W. Satterfield and 1LT Peter C. Little. Both OV-10A crewmen were able to eject safely. [Taken from vhpa.org]

   
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