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Name: WO1 Thomas Evans Bennett
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/24/1971 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 05/28/1949
Home City: Boston, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-002
Short Summary: Crashed and burned on final approach to An Loc from about 20 feet. Witnesses heard an explosion. W/WO1 Goelz, E4 Green, E4 Keys.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16038
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT760891

Additional information about this casualty:
Received the Bronze Star and Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 09/14/2014

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