Name: LTC Leyburn W. Brockwell, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/01/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 39.4
Date of Birth: 11/27/1927
Home City: Spartanburg, SC
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 335 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19E-003
Short Summary: Mid-air collision between #1 & #2 A/C in formation flight enroute to pick up troops in LZ w/ Charles C. Jones, LT Legg & Andrews.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01159
Service number: O79202
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/22/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: GREENLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS, SPARTANBURG, SC
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: officer
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