Name: WO1 Sherwood David Kreis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/29/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 01/31/1947
Home City: Midlothian, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-040
Short Summary: His 45 went off accidently while cleaning it and the ricohet caught him in the back of the head.
Service number: W3160790
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 07/01/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Phuoc Tuy Province III Corps.
Reason: accidential self destruction
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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
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