Name: 1LT Michael John Shea
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/29/1975 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 04/07/1950
Home City: El Paso, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Prior Unit: USS HANCOCK
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 01W-124
Short Summary: Crashed into the South China Sea while making a landing approach to the USS Hancock after night SAR mission during Op Frequent Wind.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 154042
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7564 = Pilot CH-53A/D Qualified
Primary cause: SVN-BNR-OW
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT BLISS NATIONAL CEMETERY, EL PASO TX (IMO)
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