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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: BUCHANAN
First name: JAMES ELSON
Home of Record (official): LAUREL
State (official): MS
Date of Birth: Monday, July 8, 1946
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SSG
Serial Number: 427983636
Component: Regular
Posthumous promotion as indicated
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D40
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
E Troop 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Thursday, September 4, 1969
Date of Casualty: Monday, November 3, 1969
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 16W - Row 022

--- Interment ---


Clark Cemetery
Clark Cemetery Road
Laurel, Jones County, MS 39440