Name: BG Carroll Edward Adams, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 46.9
Date of Birth: 06/07/1923
Home City: Pawtucket, RI
Service: UU branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 18 ENG BDE
Service: UU branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-021
Short Summary: Shot down with .51 cal 10 miles southeast of Pleiku while Adams was giving an aerial tour to MGEN John A. Dillard.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16342
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1331 = 13 Combat Engineer Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: mines
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: US MILITARY ACADEMY CEMETERY, WEST POINT, NY
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 09/11/1999
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