CONDREY GEORGE THOMAS III

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Name: WO1 George Thomas Condrey III
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/08/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 02/12/1944
Home City: Atlanta, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 281 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 56E-037
Short Summary: Hit by RPG leaving nothing to recover during LRRP insertion in A Shau Valley during project Delta. See Dayton.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 64-14172
Call sign: Wolfpack
Service number: W3156447
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
The following is from Wolfpack 35 (James H. Horn?) to update WO1 Condrey's record: Condrey was flying a UH-1H instead of a C model as reported elsewhere. The H model was converted to a gunship by putting a 50 cal machine gun in one door and a 40 mm duster in the other door. The rest of the information is correct - that they got hit by a hand held RPG round and because of the resulting explosion, there was nothing left of the four bodies to recover.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/07/2000


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