Name: WO1 Patrick Francis Cawley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 04/10/1948
Home City: Prior Lake, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: E/82 ARTY 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-43/69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-074
Short Summary: Shot down after resupply of pinned down 1st CAV unit near LZ Brown. WO1 Gorske was a passenger from 199 LIB. See "Into Cambodia" p. 442
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16454
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
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: warrant officer
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