Name: WO1 James Michael Gilbert
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/11/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 07/14/1947
Home City: Waterloo, IA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25W-047
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16599
Service number: W3162110
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, WATERLOO, IA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 09/22/1997
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