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Name: CPT Charles Seaborn Abel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/13/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.5
Date of Birth: 03/04/1938
Home City: Hopkinsville, KY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 AVN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-6
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10E-089
Short Summary: Originally reported as missing in action.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14088
Service number: O5320259
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 06/15/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/27/2004

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