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Date: 10 January 1970
Aircraft type: O-2A Skymaster
Serial Number: 68-6863
Military Unit: 20 TASS, 504 TASG
Service: USAF
Home Base: Da Nang
1Lt John Arthur Lehecka (KIA)
SFC James Henry Zumbrun (US Army) (KIA)

The highly secret and highly dangerous MACVSOG Shining Brass patrols along the Ho Chi Minh Trail were renamed Prairie Fire in 1969. An O-2 (call sign Covey 58) on a Prairie Fire support mission was lost 20 miles west of Dak To, near the point where the borders of South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia meet. 1Lt Lehecka and his SOG observer were controlling an air strike when their aircraft was hit by small arms fire and crashed, killing both the crew.

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