MORROW BOYD ELLIS

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Name: MAJ Boyd Ellis Morrow
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/13/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.2
Date of Birth: 08/08/1933
Home City: Forty Fort, PA
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 188 AHC, 12 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27E-102
Short Summary: Morrow was maintenance officer. Crashed on final to Dau Tieng.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16125
Call sign: Widow Mender
Service number: O4035432
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 16823
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/01/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
I am a retired Army Aviator who seved in Viet Nam with E Co, 725th Maint Bn, 25th Inf Div at Cu Chi, from May 1967-Apr 68. I have not joined the VHPA yet, but I recently read Section IV - KIA/MIA page 169 of the Directory and would like to offer an update to the information of a good friend of mine. Major Boyd E. Morrow, died as a result of injuries received when his UH-1H crashed at Dau Tang, north of Cu Chi, near the Rubber Plantation, while he was test flying it to check it out after engine repair. He and a engine repairman, using an engine analyser, were taking off before first light in the early morning when the engine failed at a low altitude and crashed. Boyd was evacuated to the hospital at Cu Chi and died from internal injuries. He had changed from his normal duty day to the the night shift in order to let his assistant maintenance officer transition to his duties because Boyd was preparing for his R&R in Hawaii in a week to meet his wife. Boyd and I were roommates in 1961-62 in the 6th Transportation Co (Lt Hel) at K-6 (Camp Humphery's) South Korea. Let me know if you have any questions. Art Conroy, Colonel US Army Retired

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ROCKLAND CEMETERY, ROCKLAND TOWNSHIP, PA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/1996


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