Name: 1LT Jerry Tyrus Lee
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 08/01/1943
Home City: Rocky Mount, NC
Service: MS branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-522/68-40
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25W-095
Short Summary: Shot down by an RPG during a hoist dustoff mission for D Co 187 Inf 3 Bde. A/C,1LT Gerald M. Torba, survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17844
Call sign: Eagle Dustoff
Service number: O5343505
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 3506 = 35 Field Medical Assistant
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC333995
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MONTLAWN MEMORIAL PARK, RALEIGH, NC
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 03/09/1996
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