Name: CPT John F. Santos, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/28/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.7
Date of Birth: 08/02/1933
Home City: San Francisco, CA
Service: component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 1173 SAS
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 01E-050
Short Summary: Killed NW of Pitsanuloke, Thailand, in acft accident.
Aircraft: UH-34E tail number 145751
Service number: 03036023
MOS: 1025C = C Pilot, Helicopter, H-43 Helicopter, H-43
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Length of service: *
Additional information about this casualty:
Death occurred while participating in a SEATO exercise; nothing to do with Vietnam operations. Really should not be on the Wall. There were also seven Thais killed in the crash. CPT Santos was assigned to JUSMAG and was acting as an adviser to the Royal Thai Air Force when the Thai helicopter lost power on take off and crashed in nearby jungle.
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
male U.S. citizen
Race: unknown or not reported
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO CA
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