Name: CPT Gerald Paul Wick
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/15/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.5
Date of Birth: 08/25/1943
Home City: Lockport, NY
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-46
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-110
Short Summary: Crash North of Phu Bai during a maintenance test flight in very poor weather conditions.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 68-15835
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 4201 = 42 Supply Management Officer
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/11/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD891161
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/27/1997
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