Name: CPT Harry Thomas Whetzel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.9
Date of Birth: 10/29/1933
Home City: Columbus, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-6
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-059
Short Summary: Gunship hit by ground fire near Dong Ba Thin with CWO Robert F. Chamberlain.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-13932
Service number: O2293801
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/30/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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