Name: 1LT John Timothy Conry
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 01/08/1946
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 361 AVN
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-42
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-015
Short Summary: Shot down SW of Ben Hat. Bill Reeder captured. Fire fight around the aircraft lasted for 8 hours. Conry died on MEDIVAC enroute to hos
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17053
Call sign: Panther
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/17/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB872252
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/1996
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