Shaw, Thomas Francis, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade/129th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1970 - 1972

Aviation

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fond Du Lac
Last Address
Fond Du Lac

Casualty Date
Apr 27, 1972
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 008

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1972, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade1st Aviation Brigade/129th Assault Helicopter Company
  1971-1972, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1971-1972, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade/129th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Colleges Attended 
Saint Norbert College
  1966-1970, Saint Norbert College1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt Tom Shaw entered the Army on 7 July 1970. He graduated from Flight class: 71-16. His tour in Vietnam began on 15 November 1971.

On 27 April 1972, he was a pilot of a UH-1H (tail number 68-15426) with the 129th Assault Helicopter Company, Binh Dinh Province, RVN.

The helicopter's tail rotor hit ground, spun and crashed nose first while resupplying Korean firebase in An Khe Pass. The two pilots and two Korean Army passengers were killed. The crew chief and gunner survived.

Crew:
WO1 Claud P. Strother (P)
1st Lt. Thomas F. Shaw (P)
SP4 B.E. Sanchez (CE)
SP4 B. Hernandez (G)

Passengers:
2 Unknown Korean Soldiers

Tom was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
 
   
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