Name: MGN George William Casey (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/07/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 48.3
Date of Birth: 03/09/1922
Home City: Allston, MA
Service: GO branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/1 CAV DIV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: GO branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-126
Short Summary: Hit a mountain near Bao Luc partial IFR flying from Tay Ninh to Cam Ranh to visit troops in hospital.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15138
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 0002 = - General Officer
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/30/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 07/29/1995
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