J. A. Miner
04 February 1949 - 23 February 1971
Name: CW2 James Allen Miner (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 02/04/1949
Home City: Middlesboro, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Flight class: 70-5/70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-135
Short Summary: Mid-air with UH-1H flown by LT Usher and LT Farris on final to LZ during Lam Son 719. WO1 Shinkawa
with Miner in Laos.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09503
Call sign: Crossbows
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/01/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military
P CW2 MINER JAMES ALLEN KIA
P WO1 SHINKAWA ROY YASUSHI KIA
CE SP4 HAUSHERR CHARLES RAYMOND KIA
G SP5 BARTON JAMES EUGENE KIA