Name: 1LT Griffith Bronson Bedworth (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/30/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.6
Date of Birth: 04/30/1945
Home City: Woodbridge, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-1/66-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-009
Short Summary: Night flight from Coke Lia?-Bon Son in weather-flew into hill-lived 1-2 days & died from exposure.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00909
Service number: W3155480
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 04/04/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Province Unknown, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Griff was co-pilot on the aircraft that flew into a mountain while IFR enroute to An Khe. (1/9 flight surgeon on board survived the crash and was captured then returned with Frank Anton). The unit safety officer was also on board. From A. Cook.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 08/20/1995
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