Name: WO1 Martin Gehring Given
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/21/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 06/02/1948
Home City: Northfield, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC, 52 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-026
Short Summary: With WO1 Robert Lee Storey. Nickname - Highpockets.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16297
Service number: W3160763
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NORTH PARISH CEM, WINCHESTER, NH
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
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