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
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
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 02/17/2011
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