Morris, David Michael, 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
1968-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /B Troop
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

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Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Phuoc Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Patrick Cemetery - Lowell, Massachusetts
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39W 067

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Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course1st Cavalry Division1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /B Troop
  1967-1968, Aviation Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Course
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  1968-1968, 062B, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1968-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1968-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /B Troop
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Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action while performing the duty of Pilot.

Flight class: 68-509/68-13

Short Summary: Head wound from automatic weapons fire while on recon mission near Song Be.

Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-14382

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Compliment cause: small arms fire

Started Tour: 08/22/1968

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Roman Catholic

This record was last updated on 04/12/1998

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 66-14382

Incident number: 68111414.KIA

This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon

Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM) The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit

The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80455, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )

Crew Members:


War Story:

On David Morris, I was with first recon team to respond to Dave going down in open field after taking fire near Song Be. When we arrived on scene all three crew members were alive taking cover behind aircraft. With supporting cover fire Dave Morris, Jerry Hill(ob), and Sgt Trantum(gunner) tried to move about 50 yards to cover. Dave and Jerry were killed by enemy fire, Sgt Trantum made it to a river bank and was picked up in water by helicopter.

From: Rick Chesson

This record was last updated on 09/13/2011

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Date posted on this site: 06/20/2012

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