Information on KIAs in incident 68022800.KIA

Name: SGT Theus Everette Delaigle (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/28/68 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 05/22/47
Home City: Waynesboro, GA
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41E-062
Short Summary: Killed when a rocket or mortar hit hootch.
Service number: 53609199
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 76T20 = Aircraft Materiel Supply Specialist
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 08/10/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/04/01


Name: SSG Terry Alan Gilbertson (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/28/68 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 01/01/47
Home City: Boscobel, WI
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41E-065
Short Summary: Killed when a rocket or mortar hit hootch.
Service number: 56451571
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 35L20 = Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 08/09/67
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 03/04/01


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