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Name: CPT George Leo Lakey (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 08/01/1943
Home City: Springfield, MO
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: VMO-2
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 45E-048
Short Summary: Died of crash injuries when shot down, crashed, and burned during a C&C mission.
Aircraft: UH-1E tail number 152429
Service number: 092698
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 11/28/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MOUNT TABOR CEMETERY, AVA MO
This record was last updated on 12/26/1996

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