Name: WO1 Terrance William Nelson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 10 days later on 05/23/1967.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 06/06/1946
Home City: Sacramento, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20E-091
Short Summary: Short shaft failure caused roll over crash. Other three survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16046
Service number: W3155178
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ODD FELLOWS LAWN CEMETERY, SACRAMENTO, CA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
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