Name: WO1 Thomas J. Evans, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/28/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 03/01/1967.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 10/17/1946
Home City: Hampton, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: ACT/11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 65-15W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15E-127
Short Summary: Hit by ground fire north of Tay Ninh on 28Feb67. Died 1Mar67 from wounds. 1st 11 ACR pilot killed.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00526
Service number: W3152834
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/24/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Mr. Evans was hit in the head by small arms fire and died in the hospital two days after the incident. He was the first 11th ACR air crewman lost. The airfield at Blackhorse was renamed Evans Field for him. Ed Rogers, Sep. 97. Information on Mr. Evans states aircraft 66-00526: "Reason: aircraft lost or crashed." I recall the UH-1C landing at the Air Cav Troop site in Tay Ninh Province, northwest of Tay Ninh City and not far from the Cambodian boder. From: Bob Merriman, December 2005.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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
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