Name: CPT Franklin S. Bradley, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/09/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.2
Date of Birth: 11/13/1938
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-8
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38E-045
Short Summary: Whte Tiger platoon leader. Shot down by enemy fire resuppling ARVN outposts in the 42nd DTA. Entire crew died.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number XX-XX782 (this tail number is questionable)
Call sign: TIGER 782
Service number: O5324749
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Ba Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL PARK, FORT WORTH, TX
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
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