Miller, David Edward, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 062B, 114th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1962 - 1964

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1942
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CW2 Phillip M. Kemp (Mike) to remember Miller, David Edward, WO1.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Olney
Last Address
Olney

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1964
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Haven Hill Cemetery - Olney, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 049

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 Unit Assignments
Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL13th Aviation BattalionMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam MACV114th Assault Helicopter Company
  1963-1964, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL
  1964-1964, 062B, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1964-1964, 062B, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1964-1964, 062B, 114th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
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  Bio & Burial Info1
  Apr 11, 2014, General Photos8
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/10/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 8 days later on 04/18/1964.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 09/05/1942
Flight class: 63-7W    (Corroborated by Profile administrator)
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
Short Summary: Tail boom separated in flight at 1500 ft. Galambos, Cavanaugh, & Shimek + 8 PAXs killed.
Miller died in Saigon Hospital 8 days later.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01916
Service number: W3151612
Primary cause: Lost tail boom
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-01916
Incident number: 08055ACD Accident case number: 08055 Total Loss Accident
Number killed in accident = 12 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 8
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
P 1LT GALAMBOS JOSEPH GARY KIA
AC WO1 MILLER DAVID EDWARD INJ 
(Admin. Note: AC designation = Aircraft Commander;
This is very unlikely, as WO Miller (according to his attached Bio) had only been in Vietnam since March 29th and
LT Galambos had been there for many months)

CE SP4 CAVANAUGH WILLIAM THOMAS KIA
G PFC SHIMEK ALBERT LAWRENCE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
8 ARVN PAX

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998

 


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