Name: CPT Gary Lyn Steele (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 09/15/1938
Home City: Bliss, ID
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 6 AL PLT
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-3
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-105
Short Summary: Bullet entered left window, punctured both lungs & cut spine on morning assault at Marble Mountain S of Da Nang. Died enroute to Japan.
Call sign: FANG 3
Service number: O5315287
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/23/2002

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