Name: WO1 Brian Hardman Philibert (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/24/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 10/14/1943
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51E-049
Short Summary: Shot down departing Fire Support Base Vehegel by 23 mm anti-aircraft fire w/ Stuart A. Werner.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16490
Call sign: Eagle
Service number: W3157647
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: 23mm Anti-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/08/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MOORE MEMORIAL GARDENS, ARLINGTON, 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: warrant officer
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