Name: CPT Roger Edward Gauvin (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.4
Date of Birth: 10/19/1935
Home City: Caribou, ME
Service: AR branch of the component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-046
Short Summary: Shot down crashing tail first and caught on fire then exploded. LT Kenneth Shannon pilot, Upton & Holguin crew. Gauvin's last flight.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Service number: O2289888
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
Army medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal National Order of Vietnam Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Leaf
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY ROSARY CEMETERY (OLD), CARIBOU, ME
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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