Andrews, Coley Leon, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67P20-CH-34 Crew Chief
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 67P20, HHC, 173rd Airborne Brigade
Service Years
1958 - 1966


Two Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mobile, AL
Last Address
Mobile, AL

Casualty Date
Dec 19, 1966
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bassett Creek cemetery - Fulton, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 060

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
173rd Airborne Brigade
  1965-1966, 67P20, HHC, 173rd Airborne Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Attleboro
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Casualty Occurrence: Hit while at LZ, Dong Nai River east of Long Thanh Airfield.

Name: SGT Coley L. Andrews: Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1966 while performing the duty of Crew Chief. Age at death: 25.3 Date of Birth: 09/08/1941 Home City: Mobile, AL Service: regular component of the U.S. Army. Unit: 335 AHC (Note: The 335th came into existence in September 1966 with the deactivation of Co. A 82nd Aviation Battalion. Co. A arrived in Vietnam in April 1965 to support the 173rd Airborne Brigade in III Corps. They continued the mission until the 335th Aviation Co. was formed at Bien Ho. In early 1967 the 335th was renamed the 335th Assault Helicopter Company)

Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade, Service: U.S. Army., The Wall location: 13E-060, Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-12849, Service number: 14671330, Country: South Vietnam, MOS: 67P2P = CH-34 Helicopter Repairman, Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea. Compliment cause: small arms fire, Vehicle involved: helicopter, Position in vehicle: crew chief, Started Tour: 11/12/1965, "Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew, Length of service: 08, Location: Unknown Province, Reason: aircraft lost or crashed, Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds, married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian, Relgion: no religous preference, The following information is 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: enlisted personnel, This record was last updated on 07/30/1995. Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-12849
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866, Total flight hours at this point: 00000075, Date: 12/19/1966, Incident number: 66121919.KIA, Unit: 335 AHC, This was a Combat incident.

This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER, for Troop Extraction , Hot Area., While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 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) ,Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL, The self sealing fuel tank developed a large leak. Casualties = 01 KIA . ., The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable., The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives., LZ BEAR CA recovered the helicopter. for 716.75, Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00961, CASRP, FM232 (Casualty Report. ), Crew Members:, CE SGT ANDREWS COLEY L KIA, This record was last updated on 05/25/1998, 
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