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Name: WO1 Gerald Leon Silverstein
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/19/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 06/23/1943
Home City: New York, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 71 AHC
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-074
Short Summary: 4/31st Inf, 196 BDE C&C hit by heavy AW fire, exploded in mid-air, crashed, all 8 on board died including AP coorespondent.With Plummer
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16303
Service number: W3164478
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AT997228
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Jewish
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 12/10/1995

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