D Troop 1st Squadron 10th Cavalry
Missing in Action - Prisoner of War
In Honor of WO1 David William Sooter
EXTRACT OF USMACV NEWS EVENTS FEBRUARY 1967
The border surveillance operation SAM HOUSTON was continued in the western portions of Pleiku and Kontum Provinces by units of the 4th Inf Div. The operation was supported by three B-52 raids during February. Results at the end of February were 319 enemy killed. 1,237 tactical air sorties were flown in support during January and February.
USMACV NEWS RELEASE, 18 FEBRUARY 1967
18 Feb (Saturday) SAM HOUSTON. Kontum Prov 68 KM WNW Pleiku City (1 km from RVN border), 2 USA OH-23 hels crashed, cause unk. There had been en SA and AW fire in area. 2 US KIA 1 US WIA 1 US MIA. Both hel dest. Day's result: 15 NVAK.
NOTE: SA, Small Arms
AW, Automatic Weapons
NVAK, North Vietmanese Army Killed
Mr. Sooter was deployed to Vietnam with D Troop from Fort Lewis and was the last member of the Troop to return. Regardless of when you were assigned to D Troop in Vietnam, you serve while he was there.
SP4 Ronald David Hart was also killed in action when aircraft OH-23G 64-15313 was shot down while conducting a visual reconnaissance. D Troop losses for the day were 2 aircraft shot down, 2 crewmembers killed in action, and 1 missing in action.
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