Name: CW3 Alton Louis Gajan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/05/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 37.5
Date of Birth: 07/18/1928
Home City: Brookfield, NY
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 478 HHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 54-D Ft Sill
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04E-054
Short Summary: Accident while resupplying artillery site w/ Robert Lane. First Sky Crane casualties in 1st CAV.
Aircraft: CH-54A tail number 64-14204
Service number: W2203888
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062D = Helicopter Pilot, Medium Transport
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/13/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FORT BENNING POST CEMETERY, GA
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 07/29/1995
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