Name: WO1 Gerald David Markland
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/28/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 01/06/1948
Home City: Albuquerque, NM
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 187 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-13/68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-083
Short Summary: Flying "C" model smoke ship near Dau Tang Michelon Plantation.
Call sign: Ratpack
Service number: W3162011
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY, NM
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: warrant officer
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