Name: 1LT Gary Bruce Farris
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/25/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.3
Date of Birth: 01/18/1949
Home City: Shawnee, OK
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-40
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-032
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13554
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/17/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZA235893
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: RESTHAVEN MEMORIAL PARK, SHAWNEE, OK
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: officer
This record was last updated on 09/18/2002
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