Name: WO1 Phillip Gerald Wright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.9
Date of Birth: 09/06/1943
Home City: Ashland, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-11/70-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-041
Short Summary: Two LOHs either shot down together or had mid-air NE of Pleiku. Other KIAs CW2 Marvin Wagner, 1LT Lanny Wallace, SP4 Walter Kacsock.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07860
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: observer
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/23/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: ASHLAND CEMETERY, ASHLAND, KY
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 05/25/1998
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