Name: CPT Bruce Stewart Gibson (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/11/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 12/16/1946
Home City: Allen Park, MI
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-22
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-072
Short Summary: Was flying a VR with D/1/4 CAV Cobra. Killed instantly by enemy AK fire. LOH crashed. Red Hayes the CE survived.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17244
Call sign: Pony 16
Service number: O5347845
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: pilot
Started Tour: 02/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: CADILLAC MEMORIAL GARDENS WEST, WESTLAND, MI
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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