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Name: WO1 Gerould Mclean Rumble III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/05/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 10/26/1945
Home City: Camp Lejeune, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-521/68-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-035
Short Summary: On take off from Lai Khe enroute to Phuoc Vinh, experienced flight control problems, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17776
Service number: W3163683
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: 02/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 07/29/1995

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