Name: WO1 Thomas Lynn Forsythe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 01/02/1948
Home City: Henderson, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 5th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-078
Short Summary: With CPT Arthur R. Herndon and SP4 David L. Eggleston. Crew chief SP4 Amos survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16517
Call sign: Phoenix
Service number: W3165176
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MEM GARDENS, HENDERSON, TX
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
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