Name: 1LT Thomas David Gillaspy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/07/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 10/17/1946
Home City: Monticello, MS
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-42
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-127
Short Summary: Crashed during night ARA mission possibly due to vertigo or target fixation induced by hostile fire.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15136
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/06/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC814983
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MASONIC CEMETERY, MONTICELLO, MS
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 09/14/2016
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