Name: CPT Jerry Lee Roe
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/03/1973.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 03/16/1942
Home City: Houston, TX
Service: MS branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 50 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-22
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39E-012
Short Summary: Disappeared on a clear night flight to Ban Me Thuot after call. See CWO Alan W. Gunn & refno 1046. Changed to KIA 10/03/73.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17027
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/12/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZU030600
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FT SAM HOUSTON NAT CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO TX (IMO)
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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