Name: CPT Gordon A. Skinner II (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/16/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 04/06/1944
Home City: Framingham, MA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-18
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-030
Short Summary: Flying 6 miles south of Hue on the coastal plains. Killed by one AK-47 bullet in the head. He was scout platoon leader.
Service number: O5234845
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/22/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EDGELL GROVE CEMETERY, FRAMINGHAM, MA
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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