Name: WO1 Roy Stephen Thomas
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 11/26/1946
Home City: Trout Creek, MT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-509/68-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25W-044
Short Summary: Gunship shot down by ground fire and burned south of Cu Chi. aircraft commander was Allen Stahlstrom.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15085
Service number: W3161355
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/05/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: WHITEPINE-TROUT CREEK CEM, WHITE PINE, MT
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
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