Name: 1LT Jerry Lewis Martin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 05/18/1946
Home City: Grosse Pointe Wood, MI
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC
Prior Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-20
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-021
Short Summary: Aircraft crashed not long after take-off. Martin was thrown from the aircraft when the seat restraints failed.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09494
Service number: O5545967
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/23/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS586812
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MAPLE HILL CEMETERY, CADILLAC, MI
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
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