KIA

GILLASPIE LARRY ALAN

Name: SP4 Larry Alan Gillaspie
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/26/1969 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 11/07/1948
Home City: Corvallis, OR
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-046
Service number: 18963943
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A10 = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 08/28/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
 I think he was flying as a crew chief. The incidence occurred early in the morning of 26 Mar '69. They were loading on to the truck to take them to the Hooks. Some gunner set a M-16 down and it discharged into him. He died a short time later. From: Wade Baker wbaker@gulftel.com

Reason: accidental homicide
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/06/2003


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