Name: WO1 Philip Cory Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/29/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 06/01/1944
Home City: Belleville, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-13W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06E-060
Short Summary: After landing their gunship at Bu Prang, WOs Smith and Ford wandered into an old French minefield and accidentally detonated some mines.
Call sign: FALCON
Service number: W3152804
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Land Mine
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 11/30/1965
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Darlac Province II Corps.
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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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