Wallace, John Clayton, 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)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Neosho
Last Address
Neosho

Casualty Date
Sep 26, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Neosho, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
42W 025

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1968-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
College of the OzarksUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  1964-1966, College of the Ozarks
  1966-1967, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO Wallace entered the service in June 1967. He completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana and began his flight training program at Fort Wolters, Texas as a member of B-3, Class 68-7. and then at Fort Rucker, Alabama, before he was sent to Vietnam in 28 July 1968. He served as a Scout Pilot at Camp Evans, RVN.

On 26 September 1968, he was part of an operation to rescue some cut off troopers. The aircraft was an OH-6A, (tail number 67-16079).

During the operation, he flew over a tree line and had hovered for better observation. At a height of about 20 feet, the aircraft was struck by ground fire and immediately went down and crashed. The aircraft caught on fire and there were no survivors.

According to sources, he was shot by small arms fire in an ensuing fire fight, as was SSgt. States.  SP4 Gossage was killed by an RPG round..

Crew:
WO1 John C. Wallace, pilot
SP4 Douglas E. Gossage, gunner

Passenger:
SSgt. John W. States


WO Wallace was interred in Memorial Park Cemetery, Neosha, Missouri.
   
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Source: http://patrickbieneman.com/2010/05/11/theyre-all-dead/ (has details of the incident:  blog entitled, "They're All Deat", by Bruce Hoffman, Charlie Troop,  1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment)
 
   
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