Name: 1LT George Frank Sodaitis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 08/17/1943
Home City: Merrick, NY
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-6
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-097
Short Summary: Mid-air with Air Force jet near Saigon.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01099
Call sign: Outlaw
Service number: O5230853
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air w/ jet
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 06/18/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CEMETERY, FRACKVILLE, PA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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