Name: WO1 Thomas Lamonte Dives, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 03/27/1948
Home City: Montebello, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-521
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-086
Short Summary: Mid-air with Air Force OV-1 about 5 miles NE of Tam Ky w/ CW2 Albert Vaquera.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 67-18513
Call sign: Playtex
Service number: W3163607
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: MALAD CITY CEMETERY, MALAD CITY, ID
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 07/29/1995
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