Name: CW3 Warren Taylor Whitmire, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/01/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 05/30/1978.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 12/02/1945
Home City: Fairfax, VA
Service: AV branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-501/67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 53E-043
Short Summary: Shot down in A Shau Valley. Bob Witt has large volume of detailed info.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07810
Service number: W3159236
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/14/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD235088
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY, PENSACOLA FL (IMO)
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 10/26/1997
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