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Info Sheet - Thomas Earl Hays

Thomas Hays' LOH helicopter was shot down by enemy fire on 30 May 1969.
He died of wounds (primarily 3d degree burns) that day, shortly after arriving
at the 12th Evac Hosp at Cu Chi.

Report from Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Name: WO1 Thomas Earl Hays
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/30/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 10/12/1948
Home City: Oklahoma City, OK
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-021
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16387
Service number: W3164283
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/05/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998-VHPA