Name: 2LT Douglas Lee Foley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/02/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.1
Date of Birth: 07/15/1935
Home City: Ridgeway, VA
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AML
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-5
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-072
Short Summary: Pulled out of formation because of a governor problem. Killed near Ben Cat with WO1 Dale Tooloose AC. Crew - Gill & Zelinko.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02046
Call sign: Thunderbirds
Service number: O5406455
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/30/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: ROSELAWN BURIAL PARK, MARTINSVILLE, VA
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 07/29/1994
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