Name: WO1 Gary David Thatcher
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 02/25/1949
Home City: Missoula, MT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-109
Short Summary: Aircraft accident with CPT Jesse Allan Wisdom.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15241
Call sign: Eagle Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/11/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS, MISSOULA, MT
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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