Skiles, Theodore Van, 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
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 100B, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Sep 17, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Long An (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 106 Cemetery not found

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Aviation Brigade3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 100B, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation TOAN THANG II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Skiles was killed while aboard the Cobra AH-1G (#68-15061) with his pilot, WO1 Gary J. Davis when a mid-air collision occurred with the 3rd Brigade Command and Control UH-1H (#67-17821) during the Toan Thang Offensive, Long An Province, South Viet Nam.

According to the Fly Army site, "The command and control ship came inside the orbit of the AH-1G, and while climbing struck the AH-1G in the underneath left side with his main rotor blade."

All aboard both aircraft were killed. Ten men were killed in the 3rd Brigade's command and control ship, UH-1H tail number 67-17821.

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