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Birth Date:  February 22, 1948

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Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Protestant - No Preference

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Single

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Home of Record:  Southbridge, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army                                 

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Specialist Four

Rank Abbrev:  SP4   

Pay Grade:  E4         

MOS:  67N20             

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Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: April 27, 1968

Major Command:  1st Aviation Brigade

Air Assignment:

Regiment:  17th Cavalry

Battalion:  3rd Squadron          

Company:  A Troop   

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Casualty Date:  October 8, 1968

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Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died                      

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash on Land    

Casualty Data 3:  Helicopter - Crew              

Casualty Province:  Dinh Tuong

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam  

Casualty Coordinates:  XS 495 701             

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Casualty Vehicle:  OH-6A Cayuse serial number 67-16204

Aircraft Incident Data:  click here for Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association report

Body Recovered:  Yes 


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Southbridgeís Fallen Casualty Order:  3rd

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  41W  Line Number:  28

Helicopter OH-6A 67-16204

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16204
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00000087
Date: 10/08/68
Incident number: 68100888.KIA
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was at Hover at 0070 feet and 010 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS495701
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNOF, 80409, CASRP, CRAFX, HUGHS, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
LT Taylor was pulled out of the water by the battalion commander we were supporting at the time. He was later KIA along with MAJ Zimmerman on 20 Jan 69. from John M. Connor, Jr. Sep 9

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: SP4 Harry William Anderson, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/68 while performing the duty of Aerial Observer.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 02/22/48
Home City: Southbridge, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-028
Short Summary: Shot down in the river supporting the 9th Inf. Body was recovered a couple days later 10 Oct 68.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16204
Service number: 11961333
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 04/27/68
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 09/21/97

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16204
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0768.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6807   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6808   0    0 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6809  87   87 WAAMA0 TRP A 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN

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