Name: MAJ Thomas Moody Felton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/14/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 37.0
Date of Birth: 07/19/1932
Home City: Newton, MS
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-116
Short Summary: Mid-air with OH-6A at night - crashed and burned. OH-6A made hard landing but all three crew members survived. Felton was CO.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02063
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 02/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: UNION CEMETERY, UNION, MS
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: officer
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