Name: WO1 Stephen H. Thornton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/14/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 05/28/1947
Home City: Albuquerque, NM
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29E-098
Short Summary: Main rotor shot off at 1500 ft by AAA while serving as C&C ship. All killed when hit ground and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01006
Service number: W3158704
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/29/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY, NM
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: warrant officer
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