Name: WO1 Thomas Jerome Casey, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 10/17/1944
Home City: Wantagh, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32W-042
Short Summary: The engine quit during climb out. Crew radioed problem and attempted to return to the airfield. Tail boom hit a tree, crashed & burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15286
Service number: W3160149
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
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: 05/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, MATTAPAN, MA
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
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