Name: CW2 Henry Clay Cauthen, Sr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/31/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.1
Date of Birth: 06/22/1931
Home City: Clarksdale, MS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 188 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 63-7W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-054
Short Summary: Gunship mid-air w/Rodney O. Davie. In other ship was Robert Wallace and James Poggemeyer near Tuy Hoa/Phu Hiep.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00710
Call sign: Black Widow
Service number: W2215523
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 04/27/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 18
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: OAKRIDGE CEMETERY, CLARKSDALE, MS
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 07/28/1994
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