WOC Edward Marty Hicks was a potential member who died during training before going to Vietnam on 08/28/1968 from Mid-air
Marietta, GA
Flight Class 69-5
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by John Konek, John W. Korsbeck, BOX 44, Malta, MT 59538

More detail on this person: TH-55A mid-air at Ft. Wolters during solo approach to land. Main rotor separated, crashed, & burned (Hicks). Other TH-55A landed safely. Helicopter Crash Kills Marietta GI WOC Edward Martin (Marty) Hicks, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hicks, of 118 Paris Lane, Marietta, was killed in a helicopter crash yesterday. The soldier was stationed at Fort Wolters, Texas. A family spokesman said no details of the accident had been received this morning. She said they had been informed an officer from Fort MacPherson in Atlanta was to visit them some time today. WOC Hicks was in training to become a helicopter pilot. He had soloed last week and was to have completed the course in November, when he would have been assigned to another Army base for advanced training. Prior to his enlistment in the Army last April, Hicks was employed as a spares analyst at Lockheed-Georgia Co. A 1963 graduate of Sprayberry High School, he attended Kennesaw Junior College. Survivors, other than parents, include sons Jeffrey Martin and David Todd Hicks; brothers, Charlie J. Hicks, George Howard Hicks and Michael Lamar Hicks, of Marietta; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Ponder, of Marietta; paternal grandfather, Charlie H. Hicks, of Marietta.

Burial information: Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, GA

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