Name: CW2 Marvin Jean Butterfield
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/30/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.5
Date of Birth: 03/14/1937
Home City: Penryn, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 205 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-010
Short Summary: Went nearly inverted, leveled, crashed and burned on short final into Australian position with sling load.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13161
Call sign: Geronimos
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, CA
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 07/29/1994
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