Parsons, Michael Duane, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
- 1971

Aviation

Captain


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Home State
Nevada
Nevada
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Reno
Last Address
Reno

Casualty Date
Jan 03, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 023

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
223rd Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade
  1971-1971, 1981, 223rd Aviation Battalion
  1971-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1971-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The pilot of the U-6A (tail number 57-16384) was then Captain Ferris A. Rhodes Jr. The mission was to pick up two C models and a H model. These aircraft had been looked at about a week earlier but had some problems that needed to be corrected.

The weather had been bad for most of the time.

The aircraft departed Qui Nhon at about 0900 hours on January 3 without filing a proper flight plan, nor was the weather briefing obtained prior to takeoff. About 14 miles southeast of Phu Cat, at 1120 hours, radio and radar contact was lost with the plane.

Crew
Captain Ferris A. Rhodes, Jr. (pilot of this aircraft)
1st Lt.  Michael D. Parsons (pilot)
CW3 Luis G. Holguin (pilot)
CW3 Thomas R. Okerlund (pilot)
SP6 Patrick J. Magee (crew chief)

Passengers and/or other participants:
SP5 Carl A. Palen (crew chief),
CW3 Dennis W. O'Melia (maintenance officer)

They remain MIA.
   
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