Name: WO1 Paul Richard Driscoll
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 10/29/1946
Home City: Monument Beach, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 54 SIG BN
Major organization: 1st Field Force
Flight class: 67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-064
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor and 90 degree gear box during a courier flight, called MAYDAY with bad vibration, crashed & burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16524
Service number: W3158510
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/11/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST PETERS CEMETERY, SANDWICH, MA
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 04/26/2002
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