Name: 1LT Gary Preston Tomlinson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/03/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 09/03/1947
Home City: Birmingham, AL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-44
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-099
Short Summary: Mid-air of two Cobras south west of Camp Eagle. See Bergfield, Martell, and Schettig.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15760
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1193 = 11 Field Artillery Unit Commander
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/02/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD875014
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 11/11/1997
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