GREGA GEORGE WILLIAM

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Name: WO1 George William Grega
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 08/16/1948
Home City: Mc Kees Rocks, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-517
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-018
Short Summary: Two loaches & one Cobra shot down within minutes of each other. One pilot extracted, two captured, Grega died from burns. See 1992 Direc
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07894
Call sign: Scalphunter 17
Service number: W3162240
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/10/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARKS CEMETERY, MCKEES ROCKS, PA
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 05/25/1998


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