Name: WO1 Thomas Joe Puff
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/15/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 02/23/1951
Home City: Garden Grove, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 187 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-068
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-00995
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/10/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT118682
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: WESTMINSTER MEMORIAL PARK, WESTMINSTER, CA
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 07/28/1994
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