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Helicopter or incident 64-13157


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
Date: 07/07/66
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Aircraft Recovery , Sling Loading.
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was at Hover at 0050 feet and 030 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Bottom
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 06113, CH47 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00000466
Date: 12/11/66
Unit: 178 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Psychological Warfare
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: DRIVESHAFT, ELECTRICAL SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
PHU LOI recovered the helicopter. Repaired at PHU LOI
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 06193, JSIDR, CH47 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00000466
Date: 12/15/66
Unit: 178 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , Air Land.
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 1000 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Bottom
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS, PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 06195, JSIDR, CH47 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00000466
Date: 12/24/66
Unit: 178 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 2500 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side
Systems damaged were: OIL SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 06196, JSIDR, CH47 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00000644
Date: 03/31/67
Unit: 178 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 1200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
for 22450.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 07058, JSIDR, FM232, CH47 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00000799
Date: 06/10/67
Unit: 178 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Troop Extraction , Hot Area.
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0050 feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 4 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Aft area
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 43.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 07107, JSIDR, FM232, CH47 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00001723
Date: 03/29/69
Accident case number: 690329191
Unit: 196 ASHC
The station for this helicopter was An Son in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1500
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
IP W2 J HOLMES


Accident Summary:

 AC WAS LDG AT FIRE SUPPORT BASE WITH HEAVY LOAD AC FELL THRU ON SHORT FINAL & LND HARD INC DAM \ENGS FAILED CAUSE NOT REPORTED \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00001971
Date: 12/14/70
Accident case number: 701214211
Unit: 271 ASHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1200
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 SA MCGLAMERY


Accident Summary:

 LEFT AFT PYON WORK PLATFORM CAME OPEN IN FLIGHT DAMAGING WORK PLATFORM, AFT PYON AND NO. 1 ENGINE TAIL CONE.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
Date: 02/18/71
Unit: 271 ASHC
This was Combat Minor Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
 


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
The Army purchased this helicopter 1065
Total flight hours at this point: 00002452
Date: 05/10/72
Incident number: 720510031ACD Accident case number: 720510031 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 362 ASHC
This was a Accident incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
The station for this helicopter was Long Thanh North in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT168032
Number killed in accident = 34 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 29
costing 3218117
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA, Mike Sloniker (Operations Report. )
Summary: Material failure of a blade retaining pin. 5 crewmen and 27 soldiers were lost.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT TOMLIN BARRY COLEY KIA
P 1LT HARRELL SAMUEL KIA
CE SP4 ELENBURG ALVIN ROBERT KIA
G SP4 NEISS TERRY DUANE KIA
C SP5 MUSTIN LARRY STEVEN KIA

Passengers:
SP4 HENSON FRANK THEODORE, AR, PX, KIA
CPT ROSENBERG KENNETH, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 HENAGHAN WILLIAM FREDERIC, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 SHIKO RAYMOND JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA
PFC LYDIC DAVID ALLEN, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 HOWELL DONALD EDWARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 JACKSON FREDDIE, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 SULSER DAVID WESLEY, AR, PX, KIA
PFC PHILLIPS DEAN ANTHONY, AR, PX, KIA
PFC BOWERSOCK STEVEN EDWARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 RIDGEWAY RICHARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 SAULSBERRY CLARENCE L JR, AR, PX, KIA
PVT RAY JACKIE, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 LAHNER THOMAS ALLAN, AR, PX, KIA
PVT GROOVES JAMES DOUGLAS, NOT, A
PFC CARR CLINT EDWIN, AR, PX, KIA
SGT BURNETT EDWARD DENZEL, AR, PX, KIA
SGT FREITAG DIETER KUNO, AR, PX, KIA
SGT JENSEN JAMES CHRISTIAN, AR, PX, KIA
PFC WOOD THOMAS EUGENE, AR, PX, KIA
SGT BOATRIGHT WILLIAM ARVEL, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 DUNNING DENNIS GYMAN, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 AGUILAR OSCAR, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 MONTELEONE GARY ROBERT, AR, PX, KIA
SGT AGUILAR MIKE JOHN, AR, PX, KIA
PVT RIVERA-AGOSTO EFRAIN, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 FLORES DAVID CRUZ, AR, PX, KIA
PFC SABLAN JOHN TENERIO, AR, PX, KIA
PFC HAYES DALE LAMONT, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

AT 1023 HOURS CPT TOMLIN (AC) AND 1LT HARRELL (P) WERE ENROUTE FROM BIEN HOA TO VUNG TAU IN AIRCRAFT SN 64-13157 WITH A LOAD OF TROOPS FOR THE R&R CENTER AT VUNG TAU. THEY HAD CALLED FOR A CLEARANCE THROUGH THE LONG THANH NORTHER ARMY AIRFIELD TRAFFIC CONTROL AREA AND WERE AT 2000' HEADING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. AT 1025 HOURS, LONG THANH TOWER RECEIVED A RADIO CALL FROM AN AIRCRAFT IN THE VICINITY THAT A CH-47 HAD CRASHED TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE AIRFIELD AND HAD EXPLODED ON IMPACT. AIRCRAFT NEAR THE SCENE REPORTED THAT THEY COULD SEE NO SURVIVORS AT THE CRASH SITE. RESCUE EFFORTS BEGAN IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIPT OF THE REPORT OF THE ACCIDENT.\\


War Story:
United 157 was part of a flight of four Chinooks that picked up infantry troops from the 3d Bde, 1st Cav at the Sandy Pad at Bien Hoa Army Base. The troops were being taken to Vung Tau for a three day incountry R&R. As 157 neared Long Thanh North airfield, other Chinooks in the flight described 157 as exploding like a lightbulb flash. Since there had been an increase in NVA activity at An Loc, the aircraft was thought to have been shot down. The remaining CH-47's sped from the area. It was learned later that the Chinook had a material failure of a blade retaining pin. 5 crewmen and 27 soldiers were lost

This record was last updated on 09/20/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:

 


Name: SGT Mike John Aguilar
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 06/24/46
Home City: Compton, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-015
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 569583503
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11E40 = Armor Crewman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/10/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Oscar Aguilar
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 04/05/51
Home City: Fairfield, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-015
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 560823072
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B2Y = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/07/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SGT William Arvel Boatright
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 12/28/49
Home City: Abbott, AR
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-016
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 544583249
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B40 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/11/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PFC Steven Edward Bowersock
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 09/25/51
Home City: Lima, OH
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-016
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 291449556
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11C10 = Indirect Fire Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/14/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SGT Edward Denzel Burnett
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 12/06/51
Home City: Jay, OK
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-016
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 444543785
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B40 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/11/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PFC Clint Edwin Carr
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 19.2
Date of Birth: 03/02/53
Home City: Alexandria, LA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-016
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 436902173
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/15/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Dennis Gyman Dunning
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 18.7
Date of Birth: 08/11/53
Home City: Raymond, MS
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-017
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 548928957
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/04/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Alvin Robert Elenburg
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 01/03/48
Home City: Jasper, AL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-017
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 418669497
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67V20 = Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/01/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/24/94


Name: SP4 David Cruz Flores
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 08/20/52
Home City: Agana, GU
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-017
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 586056057
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/04/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SGT Dieter Kuno Freitag
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 09/10/46
Home City: Ft Dix, NJ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-017
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 460861940
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B40 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/30/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PVT James Douglas Groves
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 18.8
Date of Birth: 07/06/53
Home City: Maysville, KY
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-017
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 403804770
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11H10 = Infantry Direct Fire Crewman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/15/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Church of Christ
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: 1LT Samuel Harrell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 01/07/47
Home City: Gainesville, FL
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 71-24
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-018
Short Summary: Rotor blade spar split in forward blade. Went through Engineer Officer Basic Course at Ft. Belvoir with Cesar. See CPT Barry C. Tomlin.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
Call sign: United 157
SSN: 267742909
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident Mt
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: grenades
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/11/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/95


Name: PFC Dale Lamont Hayes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 03/07/52
Home City: Detroit, MI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-018
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 377605816
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/02/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 William Frederic Henaghan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 11/25/51
Home City: Bethpage, NY
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-018
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 102424190
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/08/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Frank Theodore Henson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 10/06/51
Home City: Massapequa, NY
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-018
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 059441845
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/15/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Donald Edward Howell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 11/14/47
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-019
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 260682785
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/19/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Freddie Jackson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 28.2
Date of Birth: 02/14/44
Home City: Cocoa, FL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-019
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 267746298
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B2P = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/08/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SGT James Christian Jensen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 06/21/51
Home City: Elsinore, UT
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-021
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 529748612
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B40 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/30/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Thomas Allan Lahner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 06/18/51
Home City: Eau Claire, WI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-019
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 394543657
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/09/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PFC David Allen Lydic
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 18.7
Date of Birth: 09/08/53
Home City: Johnstown, PA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-020
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 183446165
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/05/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Gary Robert Monteleone
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 07/27/52
Home City: Saugus, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-020
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 569882478
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/16/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP5 Larry Steven Mustin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 01/26/47
Home City: Belews Creek, NC
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-020
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 242786913
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67U20 = CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew member
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/30/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - Southern Baptist Convention
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/20/95


Name: SP4 Terry Duane Neiss
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 03/06/51
Home City: Havre, MT
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-020
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 517543776
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67U20 = CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/15/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/28/94


Name: PFC Dean Anthony Phillips
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 11/14/51
Home City: Tiro, OH
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-020
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 284528038
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/30/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PVT Jackie Ray
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 04/19/49
Home City: Jackson, MI
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-021
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 367520157
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/16/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Richard Ridgeway
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 08/13/51
Home City: Bloomington, IL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-021
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 343466369
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/09/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PVT Efrain Rivera-Agosto
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 19.3
Date of Birth: 01/13/53
Home City: Sabana Grande, PR
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-021
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 583484141
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/19/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: CPT Kenneth Rosenberg
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 29.5
Date of Birth: 10/25/42
Home City: New York, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-019
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 063349618
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: G1542
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/15/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Jewish
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: officer
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: PFC John Tenerio Sablan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 18.9
Date of Birth: 06/03/53
Home City: Agana, GU
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-021
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 586059944
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/11/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Clarence L. Saulsberry, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 12/31/51
Home City: Chicago, IL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-022
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 359445524
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/31/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Relgion: Roman Catholic
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 Raymond Joseph Shiko
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 18.8
Date of Birth: 08/02/53
Home City: Kingston, PA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-022
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 180448773
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/15/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: SP4 David Wesley Sulser
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 10/28/51
Home City: Galion, OH
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-022
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 273505208
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/30/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


Name: CPT Barry Coley Tomlin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 09/10/46
Home City: Childersburg, AL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 362 ASHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-509/68-11
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-023
Short Summary: Blade came off over Long Thanh North & self destructed while flying 30 + people (all KIA) to Vung Tau for R&R. See 1LT Samuel Harrell.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
Call sign: United 157
SSN: 424568745 Service number: W3161358
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/31/71
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/95


Name: PFC Thomas Eugene Wood
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/10/72 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 18.7
Date of Birth: 08/16/53
Home City: Tacoma, WA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-022
Short Summary: Rotor blade came off and self destructed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13157
SSN: 539549074
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B10 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/05/72
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT166023
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/05/94
 


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 64-13157
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 1065.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  52  339 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6611  84  423 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6612  43  466 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6701  52  518 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702  80  598 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703  46  644 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6704  51  695 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705  33  728 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6706  71  799 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  63  862 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  30  892 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709  60  952 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710  40  992 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711  75 1067 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  68 1135 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  55 1190 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802   0 1190 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   0 1190 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0 1190 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805   1 1191 WC5JAA 178ASLTSPTHELCO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806   4 1195 WFBEAA 196 LT INF BDE   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  58 1253 WFBEAA 196 LT INF BDE   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808  39 1292 WFBEAA 196 LT INF BDE   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  50 1342 WFBEAA 196 LT INF BDE   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  45 1387 3331   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6811  65 1452 WDU1AA 196 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  35 1487 WDU1AA 196 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  92 1579 WDU1AA 196 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  45 1624 WDU1AA 196 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  99 1723 WDV1AA 196 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6905   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6906   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6907   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6908   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6909   0 1723 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6910   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6911   0 1723 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6912   0 1723 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7001   1 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7002   0 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7003   0 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7004   0 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7005   0 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7006   0 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7007   0 1724 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
7008   0 1724 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  19 1743 WDU1AA 196 ASH CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  46 1789 WDU1AA 196 ASH CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  58 1847 WD8LAA 271 HCPTR CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012 124 1971 WD8LAA 271 HCPTR CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  23 1994 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  45 2039 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  53 2092 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  23 2115 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105  57 2172 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  11 2183 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  99 2282 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108   2 2284 WD8LAA 271 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  18 2302 WD8LAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110   0 2302 WD8LAA 608 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111   7 2309 WD8LAA 362 ASLT SPT CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112   0 2309 WD8LAA 362 ASLT SPT CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201   0 2309 WGJNAA 362 ASLT SPT CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202  49 2358 WGJNAA 362 ASLT SPT CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203  58 2416 WGJNAA 362 ASLT SPT CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7204  36 2452 WGJNAA 362 ASLT SPT CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     

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