Name: CW2 George Francis Lapan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.5
Date of Birth: 07/23/1934
Home City: Easthampton, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-015
Short Summary: Teeter toter for an orphanage swung back struck T/R causing T/R drive shaft to sever & crash on 2nd tour as maint. officer. W/CPT Carlin
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16302
Service number: W3153279
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 11/19/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARYS CEMETERY, FLORENCE, MA
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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