Adams, Jerry Dean, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 1204, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
Service Years
1967 - 1968


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Franklin, IN
Last Address
Franklin, IN

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Greenwood, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39E 079

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Center and School3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1967-1967, 1204, Aviation Center and School
  1967-1968, 1204, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
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  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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Name: 1LT Jerry Dean Adams 
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 01/05/1945
Home City: Franklin, IN
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-8 
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39E-079
Short Summary: Believe Adams helicopter was down for maintenance so he flew along as observer on this mission.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07836
Service number: O5233465
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 61204
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 10/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: officer
This record was last updated on 01/04/2002


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