Name: CPT Gary Joe Barnett
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 05/13/1946
Home City: Mission, KS
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-12
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-028
Short Summary: Shot down attempting to resupply 101 fire base eastern slope of A Shau Valley. Entire crew killed.
Call sign: Squeaky
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: FT LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY, KS
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: officer
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