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Name: CPT Harry Lindsay Thain
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.8
Date of Birth: 08/22/1944
Home City: Zephyrhills, FL
Service: FA branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 62 CAC
Prior Unit: 178 ASHC 72
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-32
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-031
Short Summary: Hit by 60 mm mortar while on short final to ARVN radar site near Quang Tri w/James Arther Barefield.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 68-15854
Call sign: Royal Coachman
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: artillery or mortar
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/18/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD516219
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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 06/30/2006

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