CW2 George Haralson was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/15/1981 at the age of 34.8
Flint, MI
Flight Class 70-48
Date of Birth 03/16/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Army copters collide, kill 4 in flight ECHO, Ala. (AP) Two Army helicopters collided in flight and crashed, killing all four servicemen aboard in the second fatal helicopter accident at Fort Rucker iii seven months. Herb Strickland, a spokesman at the Fort Rucker Army Aviation Training Center in southeast Alabama, said the two OH-58 helicopters were on a "routine training mission" Tuesday night when they collided and plunged to the ground. The two helicopters crashed about a quarter-mile from Goldberg Stage Field, a port where chopper pilots practice take-offs and landings. One of the helicopters crashed in an open field, breaking apart and shattering on impact The other landed in the mud and shallows of a pond-like body of water, the craft crumpled but was mostly intact Strickland said investigators from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board went to the scene Wednesday trying to determine the cause of the collision. The victims were identified as Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class George Haralson, 34, an instructor from Flint, Mich.; Warrant Officer Candidate Eugene Chase, 29, a student pilot form Mikkalo, Ore.; Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Larry A. Ettenberger, 26, an instructor from Alabama, hometown not listed; and 1st Lt James F. Clevenger, 26, a student pilot from Cleveland, Term. Last May 18, a UH-1 "Huey" helicopter from Fort Rucker crashed near the Cherry Hill community, killing four servicemen. 15 DEC 81 CW2 George Haralson [IP] WOC Eugene Chase [PI] Alabama USAAVNS OH-58As #69-16170 & 72-21098 Mid-air collision at approx 2120 hours during routine training 1/4 mi from Goldberg Stage Field. Under NVGs, both acft departed stagefield and drifted toward each other and collided about 600m S of the stagefield takeoff areas. CW2 Larry A. Ettenberger [IP] 1LT James F. Clevenger [PI]

Burial information: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN

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