Name: MAJ Thomas Deal Mendenhall
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/18/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.4
Date of Birth: 12/08/1931
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18E-046
Short Summary: A troop commanding officer.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15048
Service number: O81487
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/09/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY, 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: officer
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