Name: WO1 George William Pepe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/10/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 05/06/1948
Home City: East Granby, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-065
Short Summary: Shot down west of Plieku. Burned up in post crash fire. Crew chief and door gunner where thrown clear.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16602
Service number: W3164975
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST BERNARDS CEMETERY, TARIFFVILLE, CT
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 06/20/1998
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