Name: WO1 Gerald Leroy Mc Kinsey, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/21/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 01/28/1947
Home City: Modesto, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 282 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35E-008
Short Summary: Hit by B-40 and crashed among NVA. Shot in back of head while trying to help a door gunner. Vietnam the heartland remembers. refno 1000
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01027
Service number: W3155085
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD860385
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: BURWOOD CEMETERY, ESCALON, CA
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
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