Name: CPT Thomas Lee Norwood, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/11/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 05/14/1947
Home City: Abbeville, SC
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-12
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-128
Short Summary: Hit by friendly fire from bunker line at green line (An Khe) W/Rick Davis.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15093
Call sign: Buccaneers
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Friendly Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, HOUSTON TX
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
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