Name: 1LT John Thomas Wallace
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 1 days later on 04/20/1971.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 04/14/1945
Home City: Detroit, MI
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Prior Unit: HMM-364
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 04W-136
Short Summary: Died from crash injuries when rotor blades of the CH-46D meshed due to transmission failure. Crashed in sea off Marble Mountain.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 154839
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: AC Accident
Started Tour: 12/12/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GLEN EDEN MEMORIAL PARK, LIVONIA, MI
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