Champagne, Thomas Eugene, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 67N10, 52nd Aviation Battalion/189th Aviation Company
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Specialist 4


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springfield
Last Address
Springfield

Casualty Date
Sep 14, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's Cemetery - Newport, Vermont
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 081

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 Unit Assignments
52nd Combat Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade52nd Aviation Battalion/189th Aviation Company
  1969-1969, 67N10, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion
  1969-1969, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 67N10, 52nd Aviation Battalion/189th Aviation Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Started Vietnam Tour:  07/19/1969

Per Coffelt Database (http://coffeltdatabase.org/reqdetail.php)
The aircraft suffered a severe mechanical failure causing a crash
in which all crewmembers dies.
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17316
Incident number: 690914141ACD Accident case number: 690914141 Total loss or fatality Accident
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in South Vietnam
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 (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
P WO1 MARSH LARRY GLENN KIA
P WO1 MASON GARY RICHARD KIA
CE SP5 PRITCHARD GALE STEWART KIA
G SP4 CHAMPAGNE THOMAS EUGENE KIA


Accident Summary:  more info available at the following URL:  http://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/690914141ACD.HTM

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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Date posted on this site: 10/14/2014

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