Name: WO1 Orval Wade Mc Leary
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.1
Date of Birth: 04/08/1937
Home City: Sturdivant, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 56E-013
Short Summary: Hit in chest by .51 cal round & died few seconds later while flying next to the Laos border on a combat assault. he was gerber's pilot.
Service number: W3158848
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 01/10/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 12
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: PUXICO CEMETERY, PUXICO, MO
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 08/20/1995

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