Name: CW3 Paul Robert Getz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 40.6
Date of Birth: 03/21/1929
Home City: North Las Vegas, NV
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 65-10
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-008
Short Summary: Dual hydraulic failure.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19045
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/27/1997
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