Name: WO1 Deane Alva Pomeroy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/24/1964 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 67 days later on 05/30/1964.
Age at death: 26.8
Date of Birth: 08/22/1937
Home City: Texarkana, TX
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 52 CAB
Prior Unit: 117 AHC 64
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-4WT
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-053
Short Summary: Died in Letterman Hospital, San Francisco, CA after being medivaced from Vietnam.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02017
Service number: W3200585
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
Although assigned to 117th Avn Co on arrival in RVN 03 Oct 1963, he was transferred to HHC, 52nd Avn Bn on 02 Dec 1963. The last entry before he becomes a "patient" is 14 March 1964. He was wounded before 06 Apr 1964 - it appears he was medevaced to the States on that date, hospitalized at Letterman Gen Hosp, and died there on 30 May 1964.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO CA
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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