Name: CPT Thomas Albert Derosier
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/07/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.0
Date of Birth: 07/20/1938
Home City: Fall River, MA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 187 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23E-027
Short Summary: Crashed due to hostile action vicinity Nui Ba Din (black virgin moutain) near Tay Ninh III Corp w/ Charles Edward Sauer.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00931
Service number: O5318337
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 9300 = 93 Strategic Intelligence Staff Officer (G2, J2)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 02/19/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
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 07/29/1994
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