Name: CW2 Thomas Wade Duer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/23/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 11/27/1945
Home City: Rantoul, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 65-3W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51W-040
Short Summary: Transmission failure at Cu Chi with Randy Wernig on short final into POL. A/C disintegrated. On second tour.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19011
Call sign: Muleskinner
Service number: W3152404
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT SAM HOUSTON NAT CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO TX
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
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