Name: WO1 Thomas William Skiles
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 12/19/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 08/31/1949
Home City: Buffalo, WY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: ACT/11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 71-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-089
Short Summary: Shot down by 30 & 50 cal and burned.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16347
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Cambodia-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/28/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XU026248
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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 08/20/1995
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