Name: MAJ Kent Ellsworth Gandy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/13/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.4
Date of Birth: 03/03/1932
Home City: Stamford, CT
Service: MS branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 254 MED DET
Major organization: other
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-132
Short Summary: Crash.
Aircraft: UH-1 tail number 64-13658
Service number: O91832
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/28/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
This record was last updated on 08/25/1996
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