Name: CW2 Thomas Charles Michehl
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/01/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 12/30/1946
Home City: Santa Maria, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 128 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-061
Short Summary: Exploded in mid-air probably due to being hit by an artillery round.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16313
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Exploded in air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/12/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT463201
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SANTA MARIA CEMETERY, SANTA MARIA, 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/14/1999
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