Name: WO1 Tarry Thomas O'Reilly
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 4 days later on 02/10/1970.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 05/30/1949
Home City: Plymouth, ME
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 281 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-39/69-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-123
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16525
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SAWYER CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, ME
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 07/29/1994
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