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Name: WO1 Timothy James Mc Kiernan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/28/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 07/09/1946
Home City: Norco, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35E-056
Short Summary: Engine failure at low altitude over the city of Bien Hoa. The pilot avoided crashing in the middle of the city by crashing in a field.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 64-14146
Service number: W3157855
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/13/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
The helicopter exploded killing the pilot. For his heroic self-sacrifice he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, posthumously. from 117th Aviation Company History Annual Supplement 1 January 1968 - 31 December 1968.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown or not reported
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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