Name: CW2 Thomas Richard Poundstone
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 09/16/1944
Home City: Clarion, IA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 180 ASHC, 268 CAB
Prior Unit: 129 AHC 67
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-094
Short Summary: Crashed in fog trying to deliver a sling load 105 Howitzer to an LZ.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 68-15841
Service number: W3155349
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/08/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, CLARION, IA
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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