Nihsen, Dallas Lee, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
16H20-Air Defense Artillery Operations/Intelligence Assistant
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 16H20, B Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry
Service Years
1971 - 1972

Specialist 5



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Charter Oak, IA
Last Address
Charter Oak, IA

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Morgan Cemetery - Schleswig, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 137

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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  2021, The National Gold Star Family Registry


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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Aviation Brigade7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry
  1971-1972, 16H20, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1971-1972, 16H20, B Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 26, 2012, General Photos10
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

HIT IN FLIGHT 10 KM S-SW OF DAK TO CITY 19720415



 
Dennis Watson
trailer-guy@juno.com
Pilot of the aircraft at death
365 S. Church St.
Fairhope, al 36532 usa
UH-1 extracting overrun artillery base troops, all Vietnamese and 1 American. Dallas one of two gunners, strongly urged mission. Aircraft struck numerous times but flew in and out. Dallas died enroute to Kontum medical support, struck in back by small arms fire which had penetrated three walls of aircraft before stricking him. A true hero and man's man. Pilot was Maj. Jim Gibbs, Unit Commander. I was Co-pilot. Mission successful, no crash, one Vietnamese soldier killed/1 wounded but boarded and survived.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001

 

POSTED ON 7.3.2016
 
POSTED BY: DENNIS WATSON

NATASHA LINNIE

I was flying the helicopter in which Dallas died. Please contact me. Denniswatson@bellsouth.net
   
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POSTED ON 5.23.2015
 
POSTED BY: YOUR NIECE NATASHA LINNE

UNCLE DALLAS

I wish I could of met you. My dad tells me stories about you all the time! Thank you for serving our Country. You'll be forever missed and never forgotten. I love you!
   
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