Name: CPT Barry Coley Tomlin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 09/10/1946
Home City: Childersburg, AL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-509/68-11
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-023
Short Summary: Blade came off over Long Thanh North & self destructed while flying 30 + people (all KIA) to Vung Tau for R&R. See 1LT Samuel Harrell.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
Call sign: United 157
Service number: W3161358
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: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/31/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY, PENSACOLA FL
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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