Name: WO1 Claud Paul Strother
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/27/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.4
Date of Birth: 12/12/1945
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-008
Short Summary: Tail rotor hit ground, spun and crashed nose first while resupplying Korean firebase in An Khe Pass with Thomas Shaw. Arnet wrote story
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15426
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/24/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR578444
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GREENLAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GROVES, 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
This record was last updated on 11/29/2005
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