PORT HYRUM BARRY

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Name: WO1 Hyrum Barry Port (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 02/12/1948
Home City: Pittsburgh, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-7/70-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-031
Short Summary: Main rotor separation 5 klicks south of Quang Tri. Aircraft Commander riding as pilot with CPT Mark Afflerbach.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 69-16438
Call sign: Blue Ghost 2
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD187420
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: WENATCHEE CITY CEMETERY, WENATCHEE, WA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995


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