Butcher, Gale W, Jr., WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 100B, 114th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hayward
Last Address
Hayward

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kien Phong
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Park View Cemetery - Manteca, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)


 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1969, 4th WOC Company-Class 69-37 (Fort Wolters, TX), B/2
 Unit Assignments
Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL1st Aviation Brigade214th Aviation Battalion114th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1969, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL
  1969-1969, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Fort Rucker, AL
  1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 100B, 214th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 100B, 114th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Loss Circumstances
  Aug 31, 2003, Tribute From Cousin
  Jan 22, 2006, Burial Site2
  Sep 16, 2013, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action......... while performing the duty of Pilot.

Flight class: 69-37

Short Summary: Aircraft accident.

Aircraft: UH-1H tail number
66-16871

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Started Tour: 12/29/1969

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Seventh Day Adventist

This record was last updated on 08/25/1996

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16871
Incident number: 70010808.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: WS620588
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Summary: Crashed in the Mekong River.

Crew Members:
G SP4 BARNES WILLIAM EDWARD KIA
CE SP5 KLEPPIN KENNETH THOMAS KIA
P WO1 BUTCHER GALE W JR KIA
AC CW2 BROWN STEVEN MERLE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
2LT COLE WAYNE MICHAEL, AR, PX, KIA
CPT COPPERNOLL DAVID WILLIAM, AR, PX, KIA
MSG RAPPAPORT HAROLD KENNETH, AR, PX, KIA
EM1 MITCHELL JAMES CARROLL JR, NA, PX, KIA

This record was last updated on 11/06/2004

 


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