Name: CW2 Leonard Gideon Maquiling
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/26/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 10/13/1948
Home City: Honolulu, HI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 AVN
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-33
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-052
Short Summary: Enroute to Cam Ranh Bay observed to fly into a heavy rain shower disappeared. 14 day search turned up several bodies. W/ A.R. Tradeau
Aircraft: CH-47B tail number 66-19143
Call sign: Warrior 143
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/15/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CP140520
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of God
Burial information: NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEM OF THE PACIFIC, HI
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 07/28/1994
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