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Name: WO1 Michael Thomas Murphy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 01/16/1948
Home City: El Paso, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 120 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-11/68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-012
Short Summary: Shot down in single gunship operations, crash landed, killed by ground fire some time later. W/ Davey Adams.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08630
Call sign: Razorbacks
Service number: W3161432
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
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 02/21/1994

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