More detail on this person: UH-1B crash during night training flight with rain and lightning with WOC Guy K. Nelson. Helicopter Trainees Killed GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - Two young Army helicopter pilot trainees were killed Tuesday night when their 'copter crashed and burned in an isolated area about 10 miles south of here. The crash occurred just across the state line in Florida in what an Army spokesman at Ft. Rucker called a heavily wooded tactical training site. Officials at the southeast Alabama Army base where the student pilots were stationed identified them as Specs. 5 Guy K. Nelson, 19, James C. Garland, 20, both residents of Daleville, Ala. Nelson is survived by his wife, Nancy, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Nelson, of Edison, N.J. Garland's survivors were listed by Ft. Rucker officials as his wife, also named Nancy, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Garland, of Minneapolis, Minn. The Army spokesman said the UH-1 helicopter slammed to earth on a routine training flight shortly after nightfall. Cause of the crash has not been determined. 03 JAN 67 WOC James C. Garland [SP] WOC Guy K. Nelson [SP] Florida U SAAVNS UH-1 [Need Tail#] A/C crashed approx 10 mi S of Geneva shortly after nightfall during training flight from Ft Rucker.
Burial information: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
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