Name: MAJ Gerald Shields Simons
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/08/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 36.2
Date of Birth: 05/31/1930
Home City: Roswell, NM
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-118
Short Summary: Crashed in bad weather at night while preparing for the next day's operations.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 65-09546
Service number: O67379
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/22/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SOUTH PARK CEMETERY, ROSWELL, NM
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 03/28/1996
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