Barton, James Eugene, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67I-Aircraft Repair Technician
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 67I, 173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Specialist 5



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Flagstaff
Last Address
Flagstaff

Casualty Date
Feb 23, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Citizen's Cemetery - Flagstaff, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 132

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
11th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1971, 11th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1971, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1971, 67I, 173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
173 AHC
UH1H 67-19516 
A/C began turn to base leg and on final approach at a position approx center of ridgeline. At the same time, gunship UH1C 69-09503 was beginning its turn to break away from its pass toward the LZ. As A/C was in its turn at approx 40-50 degree angle of attack, A/C flew into the rotor system of the gunship from the left side. Gunship lost its rotor system, continued a left turn, went inverted, and crashed nose low, exploding on impact. A/C continued straight ahead, lost its rotor system, crashed in a nose low attitude, and exploded on impact.
   
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