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Name: WO1 Thomas Edward Adams
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/31/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.6
Date of Birth: 05/17/1942
Home City: Maybrook, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 498 MED
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-006
Short Summary: With WO1 William Charles Cheney in an A/C accident.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17015
Call sign: DUSTOFF
Service number: W3156100
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 362B
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/08/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

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