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Name: CPT Paul Vaughan Martindale
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/28/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 08/26/1946
Home City: Letohatchee, AL
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/4 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-24
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-009
Short Summary: Gun lead on scout mission. Took round in transmission and crashed. WO1 W.A. Haines was front seat.
Aircraft: AH-1G
Call sign: CENTAUR 56
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
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: 11/03/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD368655
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: SAWYER CEM, SANDY RIDGE, AL
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 08/20/1995

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