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Name: 1LT Thomas McKnett Newman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 11/19/1944
Home City: Saddle River, NJ
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 335 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-12/68-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-104
Short Summary: While in formation departing Blackhorse, went IFR and crashed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16928
Service number: O5543432
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/18/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married 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: 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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