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Name: WO1 Thomas Francis Brown, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/10/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 04/14/1948
Home City: Morningside, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-060
Short Summary: Had engine failure on a final extraction near Phuoc Vinh - crashed and burned. Pilot CW2 Robert Varney and 2 passengers survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-19524
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/31/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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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