Name: 2LT George Gutierrez, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/01/1965 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 01/20/1941
Home City: Harlingen, TX
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 197 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-5
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-071
Short Summary: Crashed on a combat mission.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08567
Service number: O5415608
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 06/08/1965
"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: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MONT META MEMORIAL PARK, SAN BENITO, TX
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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