Smith, David Roscoe, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1980-Fixed Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1969, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Aviation

Captain


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dayton
Last Address
Dayton

Casualty Date
Mar 16, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Dayton National Cemetery - Dayton, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 056

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
210th Combat Aviation Battalion12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1969, 1980, 210th Combat Aviation Battalion
  1967-1969, 1980, 12th Aviation Group
  1967-1969, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On March 16, 1969, Capt. Smith was piloting an Army U-21A "Ute" (#66-18007) that went missing. At the time of his loss, he served with Command Aviation Company, 210 AviationBattalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
It disappeared from radar after leaving Qui Nhon AIrfield en route to Phu Bai near Hue. Later discovered to have hit Nu Cai Mountain, near Phu Loc, killing all on board.  Remained MIA.

Those lost:  (rank at time of loss)
Maj.  Marvin Lee Foster
Capt. David Roscoe Smith (Pilot)
Capt. Charles Barnes (Co-pilot)
SP4 Michael Leroy Batt
PFC Raymond Edward Bobe
 
Later identified, in 2005,  Captain Smith was interred in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Plot: Section 21, 103-J.
   
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