Name: CPT Eugene Richard Gannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/11/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 01/02/1944
Home City: New York, NY
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 49E-022
Short Summary: Mid-air east of Camp Carol with a VMO-6 UH-1E gunship letting down through overcast returning to Dong Ha from a MEDEVAC.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 145804
Service number: 092047
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7561 = FRS Basic CH-46 Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-air
Started Tour: 09/07/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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