Name: CW2 Elton Lloyd Searcy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/25/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 08/19/1947
Home City: Chipley, FL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/158 AHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-501
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-050
Short Summary: Killed by mortar or RPG fire (4/26/69) 2nd night after being shot down in LZ Airborne. Genna was copilot (WIA).CPT Watson in another A/C
Aircraft: UH-1
Call sign: Ghostrider 640
Service number: W3159206
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mortar or RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: grenades
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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 08/20/1995

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