Lamb, Gary Grant, 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
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 100B, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1



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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Beaverton

Casualty Date
Sep 22, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Ba Xugen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Crescent Grove Cemetery - Tigard, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 125

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 Unit Assignments
13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 100B, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Portland Community College
  1966-1967, Portland Community College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO11 Lamb served with the 336th Assault Helicopter Company, 13th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. His tour was from 14 November 1968 to 22 September 1968.

He died in a ground accident at Soc Trang.

He had just returned from a mission in UH-1C (tail number 66-15210) and was in the gunship rearming area.

As WO Lamb climbed out of his Huey to oversee the rearming, another aircraft (UH-1C 66-15168) was hovering into the rearming area. There was a tailwind and 66-15168 got extremely close to 66-15210 - enough so that the main rotor blades of the two aircraft intermeshed, tearing the rotor, rotor mast, and transmission from 66-15168.

66-15210 rolled over on its right side, crushing WO Lamb beneath the aircraft. There were no other serious injuries among the air or ground crewmen involved in the accident.
   
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