Name: CPT Phillip Rex Bergfield
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/03/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 07/31/1947
Home City: St Jacob, IL
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-2
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-097
Short Summary: Mid-air of two Cobras south west of Camp Eagle. See Martell, Schettig, and Tomlinson.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15185
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Mid-Air?
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: 11/11/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died while missing
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD875014
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SUNSET HILL CEMETERY, GLEN CARBON, IL
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
This record was last updated on 11/11/1997
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