Name: CPT Maurice Edwin Garrett, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 10/22/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 04/17/1946
Home City: Mercer, PA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-26
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-047
Short Summary: Crashed & burned in bad weather. Recovered remains reviewed by Hilliard but could not do positive id. See Dan Cowan (front seat).
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15752
Call sign: Assault 74
Service number: O5346238
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/13/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD112438
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK, HERMITAGE, PA (IMO)
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 07/29/1995
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