Name: WO1 Thomas Samuel Rogers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 6 days later on 07/14/1970.
Age at death: 24.9
Date of Birth: 09/03/1945
Home City: Penns Grove, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC, 10 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-37/69-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-018
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor, rotated inverted and hit the side of a mountain. All aboard survived crash. Tom died several days later in hospital.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09553
Call sign: Joker
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: LAKESIDE CEMETERY, WOODSTOWN, NJ
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/20/1992
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