Name: 1LT Terry Alan Mote
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/28/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 3 days later on 07/01/1970.
Age at death: 23.6
Date of Birth: 11/10/1946
Home City: Rockville, MD
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-44
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-109
Short Summary: Engine failure shortly after takeoff with resulting crash. Remainder of the crew survived, AC WO1 Cockrell, CE E4 Falkner, G E4 Schiemen
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00657
Call sign: Ghostriders
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/14/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: PARKHILL CEMETERY, COLUMBUS, GA
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 07/29/1994
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