Name: CPT Francis Jordan Sullivan (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/26/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.9
Date of Birth: 11/04/1942
Home City: East Hartford, CT
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-32
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-094
Short Summary: Mid-air with another UH-1H 68-16123 while in formation.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15648
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARYS CEMETERY, EAST HARTFORD, CT
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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