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Name: WO1 Gregory Allan Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/20/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 07/10/1947
Home City: Sioux City, IA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-043
Short Summary: Shot down at 1105 hours near Plekiu in a LOH with WO1 Robert Bruce. Geb Wolf was escort for burial.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17247
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/07/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZA223356
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 05/25/1998

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