Name: CW2 Tommy L. Kearsley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/04/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 07/01/1947
Home City: Buhl, ID
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-095
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16244
Service number: W3164901
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: SYRACUSE CEMETERY, SYRACUSE, UT
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 07/29/1995
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