Name: CW2 Arthur Edward McLeod (posthumously promoted)
Status: Remains were returned on 1999 from an incident on 02/12/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 08/17/1946
Home City: Bay Shore, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-100
Short Summary: Took a direct hit flying gun cover during Lam Som 719. Exploded then crashed AC was Clyde D. Wilkinson. M402
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17089
Call sign: Unknown 48
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/05/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD676488
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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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