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Name: 1LT Stephen Carl Beals
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/26/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 08/02/1942
Home City: Dallas, TX
Service: MC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 15 MED BN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-24
Service: MC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-064
Short Summary: On MEDEVAC mission NW Quan Loi A/C took 50 cal fire on climb out with 6 wounded on board. All KIA.
Aircraft: UH-1H
Call sign: MEDEVAC
Service number: O5423060
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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
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