MILLER PETER THOMAS
Name: WO1 Peter Thomas Miller
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/23/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 02/18/1947
Home City: Stanfordville, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 336 AHC, 13 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-21/67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-001
Short Summary: Single small arms round came through a crack in the seat armor and behind his chicken plate and into his chest. flying left seat.
Call sign: T-bird
Service number: W3158599
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Peter was struck from a round thru the left side windshield post which struck him in his right upper shoulder area close to his neck. I was gunner on the trail ship which happen to be flying on his left and very close leaving an insertion. Later in the day two VC were killed that had been the persons that had done the shooting. This area had standing water from previous rains the day before and we were unable to fire any structures so this may have contributed to his fate.
I know we were on scene in the LZ at least 30 minutes prior to the first insertion and had not received any fire until we were escorting out the first stick.
From: Tom Materene, gunner T-Bird 38
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: STANFORD CEMETERY, STANFORDVILLE, 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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