Name: WO1 Gary Charles Salanitro
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/18/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 08/20/1947
Home City: Huntington Station, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 282 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-515/68-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 22W-083
Short Summary: Went inverted leaving LZ after Salanitro hit in the head with CPT George Carr.
Service number: W3162207
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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 07/28/1994
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