Name: 1LT Alan Clark Gilles
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 09/13/1946
Home City: Pacoima, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-054
Short Summary: In fire of burning helicopter.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16323
Service number: O5344197
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ETERNAL VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, NEWHALL, CA
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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