Scatuorchio, Dominic N, Jr., CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Spring Lake, NJ
Last Address
Spring Lake, NJ

Casualty Date
Mar 10, 1970
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Kien Giang (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Catharine's Cemetery - Sea Girt, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13W 106

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 Unit Assignments
Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)336th Aviation Company (AHC)164th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1968, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)
  1968-1970, 336th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1968-1970, 164th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Air Medal (Pre -1968)

The Air Medal
CW2 Dominic N. Scatuorchio Jr.

For distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight in support of combat ground forces of the Republic of Vietnam during the period - 25 July 1969 to 10 March 1970. During this time he actively participated in more than twenty-five aerial missions over hostile territory in support of counterinsurgency operations. During all of these missions he displayed the highest order of air discipline and acted in accordance with the best traditions of the service. By his determination to accomplish his mission in spite of the hazards inherent in repeated aerial flights over hostile territory and by his outstanding degree of professionalism and devotion to duty, he has brought credit upon himself, his organization, and the military service.

Name: CW2 Dominic N. Scatuorchio, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/10/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 12/15/1947
Home City: Spring Lake, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 336 AHC, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-11/68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-106
Short Summary: Shot in combat action around the Bac Lu AO IV Corp.
Aircraft: UH-1C
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
He was the only casualty on board as a result of taking a direct hit from small arms fire from the ground. He was killed instantly and his aircraft controls were taken over by another crew member and returned to their base in SocTrang. From: Patrick Scatuorchio

Dominic N. Scatuorchio, Jr. was born on December 15, 1947, to Dominic, Sr. and Eileen. His home of record is Spring Lake, NJ. He had three brothers, Brian, Patrick and Sean. He graduated from St. Catherine’s School and St. Rose High School. Dominic had entered St. Rose in the middle of his junior year in high school. He was so personable that later that same year, he was voted Class President of the Senior Class. Dominic played soccer and enjoyed playing a 12-string guitar. His fellow classmates at St. Rose enjoyed singing folk songs while Dominic played. On Friday night, a group of classmates would drive around Belmar and Spring Lake listening to Jean Shepherd’s radio show.

Dominic was a volunteer at the Kennedy Center for Special Children in Washington, DC. In 1967, after completing his sophomore year at Catholic University, Dominic enlisted in the US Army.

Scatuorchio received helicopter training and was sent to Vietnam in 1968. He spent one year in combat, returned home, and volunteered to return to Vietnam for 6 months.

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