Crouse, Edgar Franklin, Jr., WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 100B, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Glen Allen
Last Address
Glen Allen

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1970
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Signal Hill Memorial Park - Hanover, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08W 034

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Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action while performing the duty of Pilot.

Flight class: 70-7/70-5

Short Summary: KIA as a gunner/observer on LOH while training for aircraft commander with Webb.

Aircraft: OH-6A tail number

Primary cause: Hostile Fire

Compliment cause: vehicular accident

Started Tour: 05/31/1970

single male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Baptist - other groups

This record was last updated on 08/20/1995


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 69-16009

Incident number: 70072011.KIA
This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0040 feet and 030 knots.
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 02 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed. Destroyed by friendly forces
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, JSIDR, CRAFX, FM385, HUGHS, CASRP (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )

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This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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Date posted on this site: 06/20/2012

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