Name: WO1 Thomas Martin Barnett
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/17/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 9 days later on 09/26/1970.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 08/30/1943
Home City: Sellersburg, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-13/70-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-091
Short Summary: Shot down by .51 cal near Quan Loi while flying front seat.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15862
Call sign: Silver Spur
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SELLERSBURG CEMETERY, SELLERSBURG, IN
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
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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