Name: WO1 Theodore Vail Thoman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/31/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 3 days later on 04/03/1969.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 01/05/1949
Home City: Sunnyvale, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-13/68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-007
Short Summary: Crash on mountain resupply during high winds. Gunner Russell also killed. WO1 J.L. Brusstar, CE J.D. Peterson, and PAX survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16244
Call sign: Polecat
Service number: W3161699
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: 10/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Christian Science
Burial information: ALTA MESA MEMORIAL PARK, PALO ALTO, CA
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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