Name: WO1 Gary Leslie Bartels
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/18/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.4
Date of Birth: 08/07/1951
Home City: Arlington, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-128
Short Summary: Loach mid-air enroute to mission with CPT Floyd D. Solomon.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07807
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/26/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Vinh Long Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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