Name: CPT Philip Dean Sharp
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/23/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.4
Date of Birth: 12/24/1940
Home City: Fortuna, CA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Prior Unit: 162 AHC 67-68
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-15
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-052
Short Summary: Warrant Officer on first tour in 67-68 with 188 AHC Black Widow.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17207
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: VR889496
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK, EUREKA, CA
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 05/25/1998
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