Tarry Thomas O'Reilly
Sketch by Cliff Wheeler
Warrant Officer, Aviator
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE
From Plymouth, Maine
Born May 30th, 1949
Tour of duty began on January 4th, 1970.
Killed in action on February 10th as a result of
wounds suffered on February 6th in
Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam after
his helicopter was shot down.
Vietnam Wall Panel 14W, Line 123
WO Tarry T. O'Reilly was a 20 year old single soldier from
Plymouth, Maine. He joined the 281st. AHC on January 4, 1970
as an army aviator and was wounded on February 6, 1970 at Binh
Dinh, South Vietnam while flying a combat aviation mission
in Helicopter UH-1H 68-16525. Tarry died of his wounds on
Feb. 10, 1970.
SP Frank M. Kaiser,
the Crew Chief and
SP5 Alan Howard Johnson, the Door
Gunner, were lost in the same incident. Tarry was a Roman
Catholic and his name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Wall on Panel 14W - Line 123. Tarry , Alan and Frank shall not be forgotten by the 281st AHC flight.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER