Name: CPT Johnny Leon Bryant
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/22/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 08/16/1943
Home City: Maryville, TN
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 334 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-5W
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-074
Short Summary: Killed by 50 cal during night mission in Bay of Reeds near Parrot's Beak with Robert Arnold. Bryant on 4th tour - wounded each tour.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15673
Call sign: Playboy
Service number: O2331880
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/16/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FOUR MILE CEMETERY, MARYVILLE, TN
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
This record was last updated on 08/25/1996
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