Name: 1LT Thomas Francis Shaw
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/27/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 03/28/1948
Home City: Fond Du Lac, WI
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 71-16
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-008
Short Summary: Tail rotor hit ground, spun and crashed nose first while resupplying a beseiged Korean fire base at An Khe Pass with Paul Strother.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15426
Call sign: Bulldogs
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/15/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR578444
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, FOND DU LAC, WI
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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