Mcleod, Arthur Edward, 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
1970-1971, 100B, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bay Shore
Last Address
Bay Shore

Casualty Date
Feb 12, 1971
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calverton National Cemetery - Calverton, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 100

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2015, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
  1970-1971, 100B, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
AH-1G (#68-17089 ) from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17 Cavalry was on an armed recon mission west of Quang Tri. During an attack on a target, the helicopter was hit by enemy ground fire. The pilot radioed that the engine oil bypass caution light was on, and that he would attempt to return to Khe Sanh.

On the return attempt, the aircraft began to smoke and burn, and the crew attempted to land. Just prior to touchdown, the A/C exploded and crashed, followed by intense fire and ammunition detonation.

Those killed:
Captain  Clyde D. Wilkinson [AC]
CW2 Arthur E. McLeod  [CP]

Their remains were recovere in 1997.

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