Name: WO1 Phillip Fred Arnold
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/17/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 09/03/1946
Home City: Columbus, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-055
Short Summary: Shot down during weather check. Entire crew of 5 KIA.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 67-18497
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: fixed wing aircraft
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 04/05/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD418384
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: PARKHILL CEMETERY, COLUMBUS, GA
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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