Name: CPT Gary William Perkins
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 03/05/1942
Home City: Wellington, OH
Service: AT branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/227 AWC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-18
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44E-030
Short Summary: According to his DA2496, he was killed by automatic weapons fire while acting as pilot on a helicopter.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09516
Service number: OF114190
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 01/04/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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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