Name: WO1 Gordon Bert Sears
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/04/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 11/05/1970.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 01/10/1950
Home City: Los Molinos, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-49
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-041
Short Summary: Shot in mouth on CA. Lived about three days.
Call sign: Minuteman
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 04/01/1970
"Official" listing: ground casualty
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
04 Nov 1970 #26 - 0930 - 198th Bde, Sgt Lark. D/1-52 at 0855H, BS562805 While resupplying D Co, 176th Avn bird recieved 3 rounds of small arms fire from approximately 300m B. Returned small arms fire. Bird took 1 hit. Resulting in 1 US pilot being wounded in action. He was dropped off at the 91st Evac. Swept area with negitive results.

Hit during resupply mission 10 KM NNW of Quang Ngai Airfield.

05 Nov log: Died of Wounds 05 Nov 1970, 91st Evac Hosp.

From: AMERICAL TOC and Casualty logs.

Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single 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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/09/2008

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