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Name: WO1 Stephen True Moody
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 10/26/1945
Home City: Malverne, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-23/68-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-047
Short Summary: Hit in the head by a 51 cal. His observer had his leg shot off probably by the same round.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16601
Service number: W3162619
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/07/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Moody was hit in the head by a .51 and was not on the ground. His observer's leg was shot off, perhaps by the same bullet, but managed to get the bird on the ground. From: Walker Jones October 2008

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 10/24/2008

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