Name: CW2 Michael George Taylor
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/01/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 10/02/1947
Home City: El Paso, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 120 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-503/67-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-105
Short Summary: Hit telephone pole, crashed and burned during autorotation after engine failure.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17042
Call sign: Deans
Service number: W3159908
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/23/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT BLISS NATIONAL CEMETERY, EL PASO 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 07/29/1995
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