Name: CW2 Larry James Woods
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/27/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 09/03/1951
Home City: Rancho Cordova, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-33/70-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-120
Short Summary: Shot down attempting to rescue a downed ARVN helicopter crew.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17841
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/03/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD985104
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NEW TACOMA CEMETERY, TACOMA, WA
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 08/20/1995
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