Name: CW2 Gary Robert Weatherhead
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.6
Date of Birth: 06/20/1936
Home City: Swartz Creek, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 235 AVN
Prior Unit: 1/9 CAV 65-66
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-086
Short Summary: Killed while running from the alert shack to his helicopter when Can Tho was overrun.
Aircraft: AH-1G
Service number: W3200560
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 09/05/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 14
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single 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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994

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