Name: CW2 Clifford Earl Poe, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 10/24/1948
Home City: Kempner, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-116
Short Summary: At night during practice alert at Camp Evans. With WO1 Roger B. Baxter, SP5 Allen G. Kinne. See Worthington for other A/C.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16707
Call sign: Phoenix
Service number: W3164461
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Poe was short with one or two weeks left on his tour. Against the advice of his friends he chose to fly. He took a smoke ship, feeling it was safe duty.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: COPPERAS COVE CEMETERY, COPPERAS COVE, 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
This record was last updated on 02/06/2010
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