Name: 1LT James Francis Gillies
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/07/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 07/27/1945
Home City: Bardonia, NY
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 08W-090
Short Summary: Trying to save the lives of three Marines at night near the village of Hoi An. Pilot Bob Marshall survived.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 152576
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 06/23/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
This record was last updated on 12/07/1996
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