CPT Gerald V. Belcher died after flight school but did not serve as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam on 03/25/1966 at the age of 25.2 from A/C accident
Evansville, IN
Flight Class 64-2
Date of Birth 01/28/1941
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller

More detail on this person: While with 11 TRANS in Germany, his CH-34 crashed near Paderborn during an allied training exercise.

Hoosier Soldier Killed in Germany BOEBLINGEN, Germany (UPI) -The U. S. Army today identified three soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed and burned near Paderborn last Friday. One of them was Lt. Gerald V. Belcher, Evansville, Ind. According to an Army spokesman, the CH34 helicopter belonging to the U. S. 7th Army Support Command was engaged in a training exercise. West German police said the craft crashed in a blinding snowstorm not far from a farmhouse about seven miles southeast of Paderborn in the State of West- phala. Cause of the crash was under investigation. The other victims were identified as CWO Joe W. Boyd, Kennett, Mo., and Spec. Jerry F. David, Nederland, Tex.

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