Name: WO1 Gale W. Butcher, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 02/14/1949
Home City: Hayward, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-011
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16871
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Kien Phong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Seventh Day Adventist
Burial information: PARK VIEW CEMETERY, MANTECA, CA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/25/1996
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