Name: CPT Carl Lynn West
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/02/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.3
Date of Birth: 10/12/1938
Home City: Nashville, TN
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 235 AVN, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37E-003
Short Summary: Died as the result of the fire from a burning helicopter. Initially listed by the 1st Avn Bde as MIA. Cannon, Hardison, Oates also KIA
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00634
Service number: O2308797
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/13/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WS795035
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: DEKALB MEMORIAL GARDENS, SMITHVILLE, TN
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
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