WALSH GORDON O DELL

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Name: CPT Gordon O'Dell Walsh
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/16/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.2
Date of Birth: 02/09/1940
Home City: Johnson City, TN
Service: TC branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 335 TC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-12
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18E-037
Short Summary: Aircraft became uncontrollable, main rotor hit fuselage causing fire, crashed into sea.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13530
Service number: O96534
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 64823
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/23/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Offshore, Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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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