Name: CPT Verlyn Gwen Meyer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/22/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 09/20/1942
Home City: Lennox, SD
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 47W-029
Short Summary: Hostile fire while in support of Task Force South in Bao Lac.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15119
Service number: O5533423
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 11/02/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Lam Dong Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: LENNOX CEM, LENNOX, SD
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 07/27/1996
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