Name: CPT Gerald Field McGlone
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 11/01/1947
Home City: Urbana, IL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 134 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-24
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-035
Short Summary: On test flight in a fully loaded gunship. Never pulled out of a dive.
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00636
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/11/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ200420
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FORT SHERIDAN POST CEMETERY, HIGHWOOD, IL
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: officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002
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