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Name: 1LT Sharel "Spike" Edward Bales
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/29/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.3
Date of Birth: 04/24/1937
Home City: Berthoud, CO
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-20
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25E-061
Short Summary: A/C Accident at noon in bad weather at Blackhorse enroute to recover a downed ship..
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10018
Call sign: BOUNTY HUNTER 24
Service number: O5419250
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1901
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/22/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/1996

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