Name: WO1 Timothy Shawn Michael
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 03/16/1948
Home City: Cicero, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 1 BDE 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-517/68-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-061
Short Summary: Exploded in mid-air probably due to a white phosphorus grenade exploding. Grenades were carried in glass jars with pins pulled.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07812
Service number: W3163111
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/12/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - other churches
Burial information: ASSUMPTION CEMETERY, SYRACUSE, NY
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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