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Sgt Jack Allen Garnes

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Sgt Jack Allen Garnes

Birth
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 30 Oct 1971 (aged 25)
Bình Dương, Vietnam
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Section R Site 2406
Memorial ID 684960 View Source
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PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Date of birth: Saturday, 10/12/1946

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Sergeant
ID No: 521586411
MOS: 11D40 Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Lenth of Service: Not recorded
Unit: AIR CAVALRY TROOP, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Wednesday, 09/08/1971
Cas Date: Saturday, 10/30/1971
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel 02W Line 056

Died when helicopter in which he was an observer crashed and burned in South Vietnam

On October 30, 1971, pilot WO1 Eric A. McMichael and observer SGT Jack A. Garnes comprised the crew of a U.S. Army OH-6A light observation helicopter (#69-16007) from Air Cavalry Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. They were flying a visual reconnaissance mission in Binh Duong Province, RVN. At 9:55 AM their aircraft was attacked with small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire, causing it to crash and burn. SGT Garnes was fatally injured in the attack. WO1 McMichael suffered severe burns and was taken to the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh.

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WIFE: LINDA A GARNES
PARENTS: MR & MRS REX F GARNES


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COLORADO / SGT AIR CAV TRP / 2 SQ 11 ACR / VIETNAM / AM & 3 OLC - PH

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