Name: WO1 Samuel Judson Mathis (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/08/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 04/26/1947
Home City: Ft Walton Beach, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-13/68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-114
Short Summary: Killed with 1LT Robert L. Dance.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16612
Call sign: Scalphunter
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 06/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR572672
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY, PENSACOLA FL
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
This record was last updated on 12/10/1995
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