Name: CPT Larron David Murphy
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/23/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/11/1973.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 10/05/1944
Home City: Dalton, GA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-10
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-041
Short Summary: Crashed into side of mountain in bad weather on LRRP extraction about 50 miles west of Chu Lai-volunteered. See Eads.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15612
Call sign: Blue Ghost 28
Service number: O5352225
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZC113153
Additional information about this casualty:
Changed grid coordinates from ZC180270 to ZC113153 per JTF findings. GBR March 2011. The body was located but was too badly burned to identify. from reunion 2000.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
This record was last updated on 03/03/2011
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