WRIGHT CLIFFORD DEVON
Name: WO1 Clifford Devon Wright (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/27/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.7
Date of Birth: 09/30/1940
Home City: Jay, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-509/68-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-027
Short Summary: Single shot to the heart that apparently came through the left cargo door between the armor seat and behind his chicken plate.
Call sign: Stinger?
Service number: W3161372
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Single Shot
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FLOMATON CEMETERY, FLOMATON, AL
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 06/19/1993
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