Name: WO1 Garlord Lee Westbay
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/08/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.2
Date of Birth: 06/15/1938
Home City: Hanford, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 2 BDE 4 INF
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26E-038
Short Summary: Crashed because of fuel exhastion (faulty guages), trapped in A/C and shot by NVA. DOD list as ground casualty.
Aircraft: OH-23G tail number 62-03822
Service number: W3156970
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Shot by NVA
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 08/15/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 10
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: HANFORD CEMETERY, HANFORD, CA
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
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