Name: WO1 Gary "Pop" Lee Allen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/12/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 31.3
Date of Birth: 01/09/1937
Home City: Lynn Haven, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 58E-029
Short Summary: Came back into the Army to fly helicopters.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15334
Service number: W3158746
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: EVERGREEN MEMORIAL GARDENS, PANAMA CITY, FL
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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