Wright, James Paige, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 1981, Delta Aviation Battalion
Service Years
1961 - 1964

Engineer Corps

First Lieutenant



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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Custer
Last Address
Custer

Casualty Date
Jun 26, 1964
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Black Hills National Cemetery - Sturgis, South Dakota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 055

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 Unit Assignments
114th Aviation Company (AHC)Delta Aviation Battalion
  1964-1964, 1981, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1964-1964, 1981, Delta Aviation Battalion
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WRIGHT JAMES PAIGE

Click here for more information about this incident Name: 1LT James Paige Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/26/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 11/03/1939
Home City: Custer, SD
Service: EN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-8
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-055
Short Summary: Took fire from the right side on a fire fight in support of RVN. Radioed being hit auto to water filled rice paddy, rolled w/Ragsdale
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Call sign: Cobra
Service number: O93339
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
   
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