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Name: 1LT Thomas James Chiminello
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/29/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 11/16/1942
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: MC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-14
Service: MC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28E-095
Short Summary: Killed in a weather accident near Nui Ba Den.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10123
Call sign: DUSTOFF
Service number: O5415990
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/01/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/20/1995

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