Name: CW2 Gary Wayne Engelhardt
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/17/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 01/22/1948
Home City: Muncie, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 254 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-29/69-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-005
Short Summary: Shot down or crashed on pinacle south of Tuy Hoa supporting ROK. John Farrance Dustoff 01 believes all died.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15466
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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