Name: CW2 Terence Arnold Handley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/20/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 01/09/1950
Home City: Portland, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-012
Short Summary: Was flying in a 54 MED DET Huey. Low level mid-air with B/123 AVN BN OH-6A after picking up wounded.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16617
Call sign: Dustoff 88
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: RIVER VIEW CEMETERY, PORTLAND, OR
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
This record was last updated on 08/27/1997
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