Adams, George Hartwell


Rank: Captain

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 1204 – Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Aviator Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 30-Apr-1969

Note: UH-1H, Tail # 68-16387, Pilot

Enlisted by: Reserve

Date of birth: 30-Oct-1946

Hometown: Binghamton, New York

Next of Kin: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Incident date: 12-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 12-Apr-1970

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Helicopter Crash — Crew (Mc). Aircraft loss, crash not at sea. Individual was killed while pilot of a military aircraft on a military mission when the aircraft was fired upon by hostile ground force, crashed and burned. Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident: CPT George Hartwell Adams, CPT James Mitchell Atchison, SP4 Dionicio G. Carrizales and SP4 Cleve Davis Miller.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Bailey Island Cemetery, Bailey Island, Maine, USA

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