Heil, Jackie Phillip, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115H-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
Service Years
1964 - 1970
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rocky Ford, Colorado
Last Address
Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Sep 25, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Duc (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hillcrest Cemetery - Rocky Ford, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 089

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th Air Force20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1969-1970, 7th Air Force
  1969-1970, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Colorado State University
  1960-1964, Colorado State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  
  1965-1967, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1969-1970, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
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Last Known Activity
Two UH-1s of the 20th SOS were on a combat mission. During the flight, Heil's aircraft tried to avoid a collision with a VNAF CH-34 but then hit trees while turning, crashed, and caught fire. The fire destroyed the aircraft and killed Captain Heil and MSgt Cooper. Captain Carrington and SSgt Galvan were injured in the crash. A third helicopter recovered the two injured men and evacuated them to Duc Lap for treatment. They were later taken to Cam Ranh Bay and both survived their injuries.

 


   
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