Name: CW2 Thomas Joel Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/25/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 05/20/1945
Home City: North Kingstown, RI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 214 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 55W-038
Short Summary: Three aircraft mid-air (66-16601, 66-16592, & 66-16206) in bad weather.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16592
Service number: W3156045
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/29/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: QUIDNESSETT MEMORIAL CEM, N. KINGSTOWN, RI
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/24/1994
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