Name: 1LT Gary Nolan Shy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/08/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 11/29/1942
Home City: Portsmouth, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43E-059
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15347
Service number: O5239311
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/09/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD579312
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MEMORIAL BURIAL PARK, WHEELERSBURG, OH
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
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