Name: 1LT John Clyde Thompson, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/12/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 08/16/1947
Home City: Lincoln, NE
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 71-6
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-130
Short Summary: Returning from mission at altitude along the DMZ, flew thru GT line of 122 rocket. A/C exploded killing WO1 L.L. Kelly and blue team.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17791
Call sign: Charlie Horse
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/23/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD073672
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 08/27/1997
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