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John Edward Wilburn



In Memory of Army .... SP4 John Edward Wilburn

*** Specialist, Fourth Class Wilburn was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On April 19, 1968, he was a passenger in a Bell Iroquois Utility Helicopter (UH-1D) participating in a combat assault mission into A Shau Valley, South Vietnam, when his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire causing the helicopter to spin throwing Specialist, Fourth Class Wilburn out the left door from an altitude of 3,000 feet. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

Cenataph
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing



John Edward Wilburn
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Placement on the Wall:
Panel 51E Line 4


PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record: Luther, OK
Date of birth: 02/12/1944

MILITARY DATA:
Service Branch: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
Promotion Note: None
ID No: 67136575
MOS or Specialty: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 01
Unit: A CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV


CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 09/27/1967
Incident Date: 04/19/1968
Casualty Date: 04/19/1968
Age at Loss: 24
Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body not recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land


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