Name: WO1 Thomas Ray King
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/16/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 04/20/1948
Home City: Hyattsville, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-011
Short Summary: Short shaft failure at Firebase 6, 5 west of Dak To.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16219
Service number: W3157344
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/04/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FOREST HILL CEMETERY, WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
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 08/20/1995
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