Name: 1LT Thomas Arnold Bird, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.3
Date of Birth: 11/28/1942
Home City: Pittsburgh, PA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 06E-028
Short Summary: Shot down after a troop insert. Fire engulfed the cockpit before they could get out. Died of burns after medivaced.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 145802
Service number: 088674
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: QUEEN OF HEAVEN CEMETERY, PETERS TOWNSHIP, PA
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