Edwards, Charles Harold, Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery (1957-1968)
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 214th Aviation Battalion/175th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1966 - 1971

Field Artillery (1957-1968)

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Minneapolis
Last Address
Minneapolis

Casualty Date
Mar 29, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vinh Binh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Nisswa, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04W 091

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  1967, US Army Primary Helicopter Center (USAPHC)-Class 67-10 (Fort Wolters, TX), A/5
 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OKPrimary Helicopter Center and School (Staff)U.S. Army214th Aviation Battalion
164th Aviation Group
  1966-1966, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK
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  1971-1971, 1981, 164th Aviation Group
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Captain Edwards had a previous tour in Vietnam with the 114th Assault Helicopter Co.,
plus a tour in Germany before returning to Vietnam for a 2nd tour in 1971. 

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Status: Killed In Action from an incident......while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.7
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Prior Unit: 114 AHC
Flight class: 67-12/67-10
Short Summary: Failed to pull out of a night gun run with WO1 Barry A. Rhash.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15820
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/01/1971
Location: Vinh Binh Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XR173861
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
This record was last updated on 08/23/2002
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15820
Incident number: 71032999.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
UTM grid coordinates: XR170871
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size.
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
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, CRAFX, CASRP (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report.)

Crew Members:
P CPT EDWARDS CHARLES HAROLD JR KIA
P WO1 RHASH BARRY ARTHUR KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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