Name: WO1 John Charles Reilly
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/22/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 12/19/1946
Home City: Cranston, RI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-081
Short Summary: Engine failure on a Sniffer mission in Cambodia with Richard A. Larson.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17226
Call sign: Ghost Rider
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation 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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/05/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST ANN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, CRANSTON, RI
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 08/08/1999
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