Name: WO1 David Eugene Thomas
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/03/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.6
Date of Birth: 03/22/1942
Home City: Sedalia, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/4 AVN 4 INF
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-17/66-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29E-017
Short Summary: Shot down on a night gun run w/1LT Pavlicek. Went down under heavy fire supporting a unit being overrun about 1 or 2 am.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00538
Service number: W3154487
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/30/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Darlac Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, DOUGLASVILLE, GA
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 08/20/1995
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