Artman, Timothy Harold, CW2 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Last Unit
1967-1968, 062B, 11th Aviation Battalion/173rd Aviation Company (Aslt Hel)
Service Years
1965 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Hialeah
Last Address
Hialeah

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Long An
Conflict
Test 24
Location of Interment
Forest Hills Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 078

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 Unit Assignments
Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course (IERW)11th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade11th Aviation Battalion/173rd Aviation Company (Aslt Hel)
  1966-1966, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course (IERW)
  1967-1968, 11th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1968, 062B, 11th Aviation Battalion/173rd Aviation Company (Aslt Hel)
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 33E 078
 

Name: WO1 Timothy Harold Artman (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 08/13/1944
Home City: Hialeah, FL
Service: U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-21
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-078
Short Summary: Died from wounds received when his aircraft was hit by an RPG.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09866
Call sign: Robin Hood
Service number: W3154973
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Long An Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Died in Gary Wetzel's arms

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 07/25/1998

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09866
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000847
Date: 01/08/1968
Incident number: 68010873.KIA
Unit: 173 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0005 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 9 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (ROCKET, 7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL SYS, FUEL SYS
The effectiveness of the armor protecting the personnel was unknown or not reported.
Casualties = 06 WIA . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CRAFX, FM232, DYNAL (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )
Summary: While landing in an LZ during an Eagle Flight, this Huey was shot down. The gunner, Gary Wetzel, would earn the Medal of Honor.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 ARTMAN TIMOTHY HAROLD KIA
CP CPT WF DISMUKES
CE SP4 JARVIS
G PFC WETZEL GARY RES

   
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