Name: WO1 Timothy Harold Artman (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 08/13/1944
Home City: Hialeah, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-078
Short Summary: Died from wounds received when his aircraft was hit by an RPG.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09866
Call sign: Robin Hood
Service number: W3154973
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Died in Gary Wetzel's arms.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FOREST HILLS CEMETERY, CHATTANOOGA, TN
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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