THOMPSON BERNARD DAVID JR
Name: LTC Bernard David Thompson, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/31/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 40.6
Date of Birth: 06/12/1927
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 346 AVN DET, 13 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36E-039
Short Summary: Killed during VC assault on airfield first night of TET 68. Was Vinh Long airfield commander.
Service number: O1688676
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Ground casualty
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 10/14/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 20
Location: Vinh Long Province IV Corps.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO CA
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
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