Name: CPT Lufkin Scott Sharp
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.9
Date of Birth: 07/19/1941
Home City: Gainesville, GA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 55W-002
Short Summary: Parachute flew into rotor blades on takeoff from Khe Sanh causing main rotor to slice through cockpit killing both pilots.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 153381
Service number: 088503
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 05/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, GAINESVILLE, GA
This record was last updated on 01/09/1997
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