unit history information
for 282 AHC

For date 680510

282 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Incident reference: 680510266 This information is available on CD-ROM.
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Thun Duc
282 AHC losses were 1 KIA
Description: The 282nd AHC unit history reported WO Joseph A. Reichlin, Jr was killed while engaging the enemy near Thun Duc southwest of Marble Mountain. Out of ammo, the gunship was making a final run with door guns when Reichlin was struck by a single bullet. When the ship returned to Marble Mountain SP5 Jeff Perez threatened the press with bodily harm if they took pictures of the body. No photos were taken. The crew drank a toast to Mr Reinchlin at the aide station.
Comments: WO1 Reichlin, Joseph A. Jr.; pilot; KIA; SP5 Perez, Jeff; ; ;

The source for this information was 282 AHC History 1 Jan - 31 Dec 68 by 1LT Thomas Prince

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