Fox, Craig James, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
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, 1st Aviation Brigade/116th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle
Last Address
Seattle

Casualty Date
May 05, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Long
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home - Seattle, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 101

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
269th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade1st Aviation Brigade/116th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1970, 100B, 269th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade/116th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1955-1973 Vietnam War
  1970-1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CWO Fox enlisted in the Army in July 1968. Attended Basic Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Then, he attended flight school in Flight Class: 69-21.

He served as a pilot, flying a UH-1C (tail Number 64-14189) with the 116th Assault Helicopter Company, 269th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. He began his tour in Vietnam 14 July 1969.

He and his crew were killed on gun run at the Michelin Rubber Plantation in Binh Long Province..

The crew that was lost consisted of the following men:

Crew Members:
CW2 Craig J. Fox, KIA pilot
WO1 Thomas M. McDonald, KIA, Pilot
SP5 David C. Gunderson, KIA flight engineer/crew chief

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, as well as other awards.

He was married at the time of his death to his high school sweetheart.




 
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.flyarmy.org/K10692.HTM
http://www.virtualwall.org/df/FoxCJ02a.htm

 
   
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