Name: WO1 Patrick J Sughrue
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/22/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 06/08/1947
Home City: Pittsburgh, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28E-052
Short Summary: Tail rotor in trees and crashed near Pleiku.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-01200
Service number: W3157202
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 09/15/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, PITTSBURGH, PA
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 07/29/1994
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