Name: CPT Thomas John Larkin II
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/14/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 08/15/1946
Home City: Steubenville, OH
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 187 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-20
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-041
Short Summary: Single ship mission in Cambodia supporting ARVN. Possible inadvertent IFR at high speed, low level, all 4 KIA CP was WO1 Raymond H Krug
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17767
Call sign: Crusader 4
Service number: O5428022
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Weather
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/23/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: UNION CEMETERY, STEUBENVILLE, OH
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
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