Lang, Charles Vanderbilt, MAJ

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 1981, 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB)
Service Years
1963 - 1970

Transportation Corps


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Orange
Last Address
West Orange

Casualty Date
Sep 12, 1970
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Long Khanh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 058/Section 46, Site 759-11

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB)1st Cavalry Division
  1970-1970, 1981, 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB)
  1970-1970, 1981, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
Rutgers University
  1959-1963, Rutgers University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 12 September 1970, while serving as a pilot aboard CH-47A (tail number 66-19064), a bolt came out of pitch axis SAS link. The aircraft descended to 500 feet and rolled inverted while carrying four empty conexes from Song Be to Ben Hoa.  Major Lang and 4 other men were killed in the crash.

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