Name: WO1 Garry Daymon Sheppard
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 09/19/1946
Home City: Skyland, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 336 AHC, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40E-013
Short Summary: Shot down by .50 cal 200 yds outside the airfield perimeter at Soc Trang AAF. W/Michael Koskovich see Koskovich memo.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02008
Service number: W3156920
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Ba Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, SKYLAND, NC
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/27/1997
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