Name: CW2 Edgar Davidson Berner (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/29/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.7
Date of Birth: 08/28/1940
Home City: Marshall, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 3 BDE 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-066
Short Summary: Hit with 51 cal. Crew chief/gunner was Klaves.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07843
Call sign: Thunder
Service number: W3164936
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ZION CHURCH CEMETERY, MARSHALL, IL
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: warrant officer
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