Name: CW2 George Allen Grinnell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/21/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.6
Date of Birth: 01/01/1946
Home City: San Pablo, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-030
Short Summary: Witnessed by Gary A. Jones. Replaced Davis on station. Mid-air with C&C ship -came down slow, crashed, and exploded with Robert Staggs.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15539
Service number: W3154591
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: WOODLAND CEMETERY, WOODLAND, CA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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