Name: CPT John Stuart Seeley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/27/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.2
Date of Birth: 04/10/1932
Home City: Stockton, CA
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 178 ASHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 59-C3
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08E-101
Short Summary: Crashed on take-off from a confined PZ with an internal load of wet rice.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13162
Service number: O5227277
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/26/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO CA
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: officer
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