Name: WO1 Carl Mitchell Wood
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/05/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 04/27/1951
Home City: Englewood, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV, 5 INF
Major organization: 5th Infantry Division
Flight class: 70-17/70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-080
Short Summary: Flew into side of cliff off Khe Sanh & blew up (full load of rockets) in bad weather. Only found one hand. Front seat James Lee Paul.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15340
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident-WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/13/1970
"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.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD865443
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY, DENVER CO
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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