Name: 1LT Samuel Harrell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 01/07/1947
Home City: Gainesville, FL
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 71-24
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-018
Short Summary: Rotor blade spar split in forward blade. Went through Engineer Officer Basic Course at Ft. Belvoir with Cesar. See CPT Barry C. Tomlin.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
Call sign: United 157
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident Mt
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: grenades
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/11/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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