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Name: WO1 Alfred James Gaidis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 03/16/1950
Home City: Bristol, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 237 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-011
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17673
Service number: W3166430
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/12/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 05/25/1998

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