Giddens, Horace Gilbert, Jr., WO1

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Andalusia
Last Address
Andalusia

Casualty Date
Feb 02, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Andalusia Memorial Cemetery - Andalusia, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36E 071

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1967-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO Giddens had been trained as a helicopter pilot in Flight class: 67-9.

At the time of his loss, he was flying with a Marine unit out of Dong Ha. He was killed during operations by a single rifle round that entered his Huey, deflecting off his armored vest, and entering his neck, killing him outright.

WO Giddens was interred in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
 
   
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