Name: 1LT Thomas J. Wiley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 05/18/1947
Home City: Monroe, LA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 196 BDE 23 INF
Major organization: 196th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 71-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-025
Short Summary: Shot in head while checking to insure targets were NVA. Flying C&C ship for LTC Fredrick Mitchell.
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/07/1971
"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: YD894068
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Church of God
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 03/19/2004

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