Name: CPT Gerald Clifford Swayze
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/30/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.7
Date of Birth: 05/05/1941
Home City: Wilmot, SD
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-16/68-26
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-112
Short Summary: Hit by ground fire in the head and died about an hour later.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/27/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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