CLARK TERRY RICHARD

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Name: WO1 Terry Richard Clark
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/19/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 06/18/1946
Home City: Richmond, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30E-023
Short Summary: Flying single pilot from LZ Two-Bits to LZ English for refueling after last light mission. Pilot & gunner stayed at Two-Bits. CE injured
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09535
Service number: W3156442
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: 07/13/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Clark was flying single pilot in a Charlie Model gunship for C troop, 1/9th 1st CAV from LZ Two-Bits to LZ English for refueling after a last light mission. The aircraft commander and possibly the door gunner had exited the aircraft at Two-Bits just prior to the refuel trip of only a few miles. I watched the aircraft take off and noted an unusual sounding engine. Shortly thereafter we scrambled our lift ships and infantry platoon on a "down bird" alert (I was a lift platoon pilot). We located Mr. Clark's aircraft between Two-Bits and English, crashed hard but with no fire. My conversations with our infantry indicated that Clark did not survive the crash. He was accompanied by the crew chief whom I believe was injured but survived. Paul Hart 12/20/94

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: EARLHAM CEMETERY, RICHMOND, IN
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 08/20/1995


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