Name: CW3 Floyd Wayne Strange (posthumously promoted)
Status: Remains were returned on 1993 from an incident on 12/02/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 05/22/1978.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 05/01/1946
Home City: Chico, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC, 268 CAB
Prior Unit: 192 AHC 67
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 67-1/66-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-025
Short Summary: Left Tuy Hoa at night going to Ninh Hoa in bad weather. Crash site found 26 years later.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00811
Call sign: Blue Star
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Unknown Province
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ312263
Additional information about this casualty:
Floyd Strange was an original start up member of the 192nd AHC at Fort Riley and went overseas with the 192nd. They arrived in Sept 67 and he was sent to the 48th 18 Nov 67.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (GROUP)
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 07/02/2018
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association