Name: 1LT Carl Thomas Cahill
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/01/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.7
Date of Birth: 09/20/1942
Home City: Akron, OH
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-518/68-32
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-035
Short Summary: 50 cal round in head on combat mission. Other pilot survived.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15859
Service number: O5429837
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/25/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST VINCENT CEMETERY, AKRON, OH
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: officer
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