Name: CW2 Gordon Lee Wirth, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/09/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 10/13/1949
Home City: Boring, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/377 ART 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-47
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-036
Short Summary: Shot down by ground fire.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16239
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: WILLAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, PORTLAND OR
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 01/04/1998
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