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Name: 1LT Paul Gerald Magers
Status: Remains were returned on 2009 from an incident on 06/01/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 07/20/1945
Home City: Sidney, NE
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-50
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-061
Short Summary: Hit by 51 cal while destroying ammo left behind by a Ranger or CCN Team. Crash not survivable. See Wann & memo.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15002
Call sign: Redskin 22
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/12/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD855454

Additional information about this casualty:
The following was collected at the 9th VHPA reunion in Atlanta on 1LT Paul Gerald Magers: Hit by 51 cal fire making a run for Magers to fire weapons. The 51 cal position opened up. CCN team had just been extracted. Up to that point there had been no enemy fire. Magers was on his 1st or 2nd mission after arriving in country.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/11/2010

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