Click here for more information about this incident

Name: CPT Calvin William Binder II
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/29/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 12/25/1946
Home City: Rembrandt, IA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV, 3 PLT
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-2
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-101
Short Summary: (Cobra 581) shot down in Cambodia with Jim Elkin near highway 13 west n. west of Quan Loi. Bill died from internal injuries 6/30.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15581
Country: Cambodia
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: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/27/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single 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 05/25/1998

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

Copyright © 1998 - 2023 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association