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Name: CW2 Craig Lee Farlow
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/16/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 03/15/1948
Home City: Cleveland, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-026
Short Summary: Shot down on CA inserting ARVN Marines near Hue. Lost rotor rpm at 250 & crashed. NOTE: Date 17 May 72 on wall is wrong.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15491
Call sign: CHALK 7
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/06/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC499987
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 12/14/1998

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