Name: WO1 Timothy Cole, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/18/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 12/19/1946
Home City: Newnan, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 54 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-072
Short Summary: A dear friend of Donovan. NY Times did a story in 1968 about his widow.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16760
Service number: W3158770
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT246162
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, NEWNAN, GA
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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