Name: 1LT Lawrence Gallego
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/04/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 12/30/1943
Home City: Papaaloa, HI
Service: MS branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 254 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-24
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27E-049
Short Summary: Got vertigo on night dustoff flew into ground.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-12848
Call sign: Dustoff
Service number: OF107067
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/12/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: WILLAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, PORTLAND OR
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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