Name: WO1 Clifford Paul Mc Crary
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 01/01/1949
Home City: Dallas, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-513
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-051
Short Summary: Night flight in clouds.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15733
Call sign: Smiling Tigers
Service number: W3161789
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/03/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: KENNESAW MEMORIAL PARK, MARIETTA, GA
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 08/27/1997
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