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Name: WO1 Marshall H. Ford
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/07/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 04/10/1945
Home City: Marlborough, NH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-067
Short Summary: Crash during Tet 68 with WO1 Robert F. Bahl, Jr. Also KIA was a 1 CAV BN Commander, LTC Robert L. Gregory (not a pilot).
Aircraft: UH-1D
Service number: W3155017
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Killed from injuries received when his command and control helicopter was hit by hostile ground fire causing it to crash and burn. From DD Form 1300.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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 06/01/2009

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