Name: CPT Thomas James Shafer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 10/20/1942
Home City: Peninsula, OH
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 223 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-21
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-062
Short Summary: A/C accident
Service number: O5240814
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1985 = Supply Research & Development Officer
Primary cause: Need to Verify
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: fixed wing aircraft
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/30/1968
"Official" listing: fixed wing air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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