Name: CPT Clyde David Wilkinson
Status: Remains were returned on 1999 from an incident on 02/12/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 03/18/1945
Home City: Mineral Wells, TX
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-9
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-100
Short Summary: Hit on gun run during Lam Song 719 exploded then crashed 37 miles west of Quang Tri w/WO1 A. E. McLeod.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17089
Call sign: Unknown 48
Service number: 16858226
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: artillery or mortar
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/11/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD676488
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
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 06/01/2000
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