Tearl, Mark Francis, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Specialist 5

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Edgewood, MD
Last Address
Edgewood, MD

Casualty Date
Nov 17, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Crownsville, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 091

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
116th Aviation Company (AHC)1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 67N10, 116th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1968-1969, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP5 Teral was serving as a gunner and helicopter repairer with the 116th Assault Helicopter Company 116th Assault Helicopter Company.  He was aboard a UH-1C (#65-09447) was on admin flight when they had multiple bird strikes.

After landing at Nha Be heliport, an inspection was performed with only minor damage noted.

After lunch,  A/C tookoff and at 400-500' encountered cyclic binding, more bird strikes where the aircraft leveled momentarily, then nosed downward and right turn. A/C leveled out just prior to impact, making contact with palm sprouts about 5' from the ground. A/C contacted the ground and continued approx 50 yds and came to rest across a small stream and caught fire.

Source: http://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/691117261ACD.HTM
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