Name: WO1 Pat Gerard Brannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/22/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 05/17/1950
Home City: Dayton, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 12 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-21/71-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-047
Short Summary: Hit the ground and crashed flying IFR. G E4 LYLE survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16917
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/28/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS430950
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, KETTERING, OH
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 07/29/1995
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