Name: CPT John Michael Gibbons
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 02/16/1946
Home City: Sayville, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 68-516/68-28
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-131
Short Summary: Americal Div. Head wound while inserting troops in a hot LZ. Was well liked. Information from LTC Rick Diamond who was in the flight.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-01022
Call sign: Dolphins
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/30/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS785405
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST LAWRENCE CATHOLIC CEMETERY, SAYVILLE, NY
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
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