McCaffrey, Gerald William, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 67N10, 117th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 5


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bethpage
Last Address
Bethpage

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 041

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
10th Aviation Battalion117th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1967-1968, 67N10, 10th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 67N10, 117th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP5 Robert Hedge and SP5 Gerald McCaffrey were killed together in the same incident. 

(See link for loss circumstances.)



An only son.

 
   
Comments/Citation
see Notes

see Circumstances of Loss a
http://www.117thahc.org/stories.htm
See page 25 for specific information regarding circumstances of loss. Reported in War Stories: 117th Assault Helicopter Company, "My Vietnam Chronicles by Jim Fischer, CE, 117th AHC 1967-1968". Evidence of friendly fire.
   
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