Name: CPT Michael Kelly Thompson (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 12/14/1943
Home City: Adrian, MI
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-6
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-005
Short Summary: Maintenance flight in the pattern at Lai Khe. gunship platoon leader.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00742
Service number: O5425547
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: OUR LADY OF VICTORY CEMETERY, PARADISE, MI
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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