Name: CPT Edmond David Bilbrey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/11/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.8
Date of Birth: 06/01/1943
Home City: Albuquerque, NM
Service: AV branch of the National Guard component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-6
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-036
Short Summary: Laos shot down
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15097
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/26/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIF
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY, NM
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 06/20/1992
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