Name: CPT Ted James Taylor
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 07/15/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 11/09/1945
Home City: Lancaster, SC
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-24
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-108
Short Summary: Hit w/23 & 37mm. On way back to Quang Tri engine quit. Made good landing in Da Krong River, fell from chase ship skid. W/H. Becker
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15679
Service number: O5356591
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD991442
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: HOPEWELL UNIT METH CH CEM, LANCASTER, SC
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
This record was last updated on 04/11/2000
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