Name: WO1 Charles R. Lawhon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 03/12/1942
Home City: Kansas City, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07E-034
Short Summary: On final inserting a search & destroy team, picked up heavy fire. The AC killed. Crashed landed in LZ. Lawhon got out & immediately shot
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 63-12988
Service number: W3150011
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 04/18/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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