Pfordt, Charles Christian, Jr., CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100E-Attack Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)/D Company
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Moylan
Last Address
Moylan

Casualty Date
May 29, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23W 017

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army4th Aviation Battalion, 4th Infantry Division4th Infantry Division101st Airborne Division
158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)/D Company
  1965-1966, Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS)
  1966-1967, A Company, 4th Aviation Battalion
  1966-1967, 4th Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 160th Aviation Group
  1969-1969, 101st Airborne Division
  1969-1969, 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)/D Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed In Action from an incident on 05/29/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Flight class: 66-11
Short Summary: Went IFR during night mission in A Shau Valley - hit mountain.
Second tour. 1st tour ACO 4 CAB.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15033
Call sign: Redskins
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15033
The Army purchased this helicopter 0169
Total flight hours at this point: 00000090
Date: 05/29/1969
Incident number: 69052910.KIA
Unit: D/158 AVN
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD559030
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 DIXON JOHN ALANSON KIA
P CW2 PFORDT CHARLES C JR KIA
   
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