Name: MAJ Phillip Hease Holmes, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/08/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.7
Date of Birth: 09/09/1934
Home City: Baton Rouge, LA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08E-021
Short Summary: Hit in groin from 12.7 mm AAA on convoy support on hwy 13 near An Loc & bled to death before he could be flown to nearest hospital.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-13916
Call sign: Rebel 36
Service number: O4031231
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/25/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BATON ROUGE NAT CEMETERY, BATON ROUGE, LA
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
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