Name: 1LT Bryford Glenn Metoyer
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 01/18/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 12/19/1938
Home City: Oakdale, LA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-042
Short Summary: Tail rotor failure on gun run, crashed into the South China Sea. Two killed and three rescued.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01880
Service number: O5409502
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR-OW
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Offshore, Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: RESURRECTION CEMETERY, SOUTH SAN GABRIEL, 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
This record was last updated on 07/27/1994
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