Name: 1LT Gary Don Shields
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/11/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.9
Date of Birth: 02/11/1942
Home City: Mattoon, IL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 14E-012
Short Summary: In South China Sea with Schena and crew members Wood and Wilson.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 148785
Service number: 092620
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
This record was last updated on 02/22/1994
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