Name: WO1 Harold McCaslin, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/26/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 07/26/1948
Home City: Denver, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: H/10 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-49
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-059
Short Summary: Crashed & burned. Broken neck on impact due to his chicken plate. W/ Larry Richards. Grunt first tour.
Aircraft: AH-1G
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
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: 06/02/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR776893
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 07/25/1996

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