Name: WO1 Gary Richard Mason
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/14/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.6
Date of Birth: 02/01/1946
Home City: Hendersonville, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-084
Short Summary: Flying II Corps General's ship. Had mechanical catastrophic failure after dropping off General enroute to Camp Holloway.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17316
Call sign: Ghostriders 316
Service number: W3165073
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SHEPHERD MEMORIAL PARK, HENDERSONVILLE, NC
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 07/29/1994
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