Name: WO1 Gerald Lee Young
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/23/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.3
Date of Birth: 07/23/1938
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-108
Short Summary: Engine failure at low altitude and speed causing crash and burn.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15109
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/30/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, FORT WORTH, TX
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
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