Patterson, Timothy Coleman, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1965 - 1967

Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lumberton
Last Address
Lumberton

Casualty Date
Apr 22, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 071

 Official Badges 

173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
173rd Airborne Brigade 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1966-1967, 11B10, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1966-1967, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Attleboro
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Junction City
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Tim was killed while a passenger on an Army helicopter from the 1st Platoon ("Scorpions"), 118th Aviation Company (AHC), 145th Combat Aviation Battalion, UH-1D (tail number 65-09957).

He was posthumously promoted.

He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 52 Site 1502.

Summary: This aircraft crashed when the aircraft engine failed due to fuel starvation. The crew had reported 100 lbs. of fuel, then the fuel pressure started fluctuating. The aircraft descended into a cemetery, hitting some tombstones, and burned near highway 1 at Long Binh.
   
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