Name: CW2 Tommy Gerald Sandefur
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/01/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 31.6
Date of Birth: 06/24/1936
Home City: Tulsa, OK
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC, 3 PLT GUNS
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36E-059
Short Summary: Gun plt pilot at Bear Cat. Small arms fire.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15076
Service number: W3154258
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/22/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Phuoc Tuy Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, TULSA, OK
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
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