Name: WO1 Thomas Joseph Stanush
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/10/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 11/25/1948
Home City: Adkins, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 71-17/71-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-037
Short Summary: Crashed in Cau Hai Bay 8 km NW of Phu Loc.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16460
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/28/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZD029061
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CATH CEM, ST HEDWIG, TX
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
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