Name: WO1 Tommy Leon Whiddon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 02/16/1949
Home City: Eglin Afb, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-45/69-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-118
Short Summary: Shot up in Cambodia. Tried to make it back to RVN but crashed and burned. Randy Zahn has on tape.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16115
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 03/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ELGIN AFB CEM
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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