PRATHER, PHILLIP DEAN

Name: Phillip Dean Prather
Rank/Branch: W1/United States Army, pilot
Unit: HHC 11th INF BDE
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Armarillo TX
Date of Loss: 08 March 1971
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 165720 North  1070300 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: OH6A

Other Personnel in Incident: Richard Anshus, observer, returnee.

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.

REMARKS: 730327 RELEASED BY PRG

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

PHILLIP D. PRATHER
Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class - United States Army
Captured: March 8, 1971
Released: March 27, 1973

I enlisted in the United States Army Reserve Special Forces in July  1964 at
the age of seventeen. I served with them until October 1969 when I was
assigned to the Warrant Officer flight program. I went to Vietnam as a WO-1
on 6 January 1971 and flew OH-6's until 8 March 1971 when I was shot down by
small arms fire near the DMZ. I spent my time as a POW in Hanoi and was
released on 27 March 1973.

I am now twenty-six years of age. I have a wife, Sandra, but no children. I
have one brother and two sisters.

Phillip Prather retired from the United States Army as a CW4. He passed
away from a masive heart attack on November 20, 1997.

He was captured during Long Sam 719 near the DMZ and then taken north to
Hanoi. He was the pilot of the OH6 when it was shot down.