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Name: 1LT Thomas William Knuckey
Status: Remains were returned on 1993 from an incident on 05/27/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 06/02/1945
Home City: Wharton, NJ
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV, 12 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-42
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-056
Short Summary: Hit by ground fire and exploded in flight while conducting a battle damage assessment in Kracheh Province, Cambodia.
Aircraft: OH-58A tail number 68-16888
Country: Cambodia
MOS: 61204
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/10/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIFE
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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
This record was last updated on 06/01/2000

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