Straw, Barry Mercer, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1965 - 1971



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Panorama City
Last Address
Panorama City

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1971
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04W 026

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

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

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)180th Aviation Company1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1968, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK
  1968-1969, 1193, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
  1970-1971, 1981, 180th Aviation Company
  1970-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Straw was the pilot aboard a CH-47C (tail number 67-18518) that was involved in a mid-air crash with a South Korean (ROK) O-1D aircraft at Lane Army Air Field..

Those lost:
CPT Barry M. Straw [P]
CPT Ralph L. Ward [P]
SP5 Richard S. Dennison [C]
SP5 Gary G. Prentice [CE]
SP4 Edward L. Rayburn [G]

L C Ho (ROK)
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