Koehler, Walter Allen, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1981, 79th Engineer Group
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Aviation

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carlyle
Last Address
Carlyle

Casualty Date
Mar 11, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 011

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
20th Engineer Brigade79th Engineer Group
  1968-1969, 1981, 20th Engineer Brigade
  1968-1969, 1981, 79th Engineer Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1964-1965, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Koehler served with HHC, 79th Engineer Group, Bien Hoa Province, RVN as a helicopter pilot. His tour began on 13 August 1968.

He was the pilot of a OH-6A (tail number 67-16507) from the 20th Engineer Brigade that was shot down near Bien Hoa, killing him and a passenger, SP4 Larry L. Hodges.

He was interred in Carlyle Cemetery, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.

Note:  He attended Flight Classes 68-508 and 69-12.
   
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