Name: WO1 Martin Edward Bixler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/03/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 08/10/1947
Home City: Glen Rock, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC, 222 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 42W-065
Short Summary: Shot down in Stove Pipe LZ. Bixler and gunner were captured and killed. The AC CPT Tom Frame survived. Bixler was pilot.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17595
Service number: W3159584
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WT979732
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: BETHELEM UNION CHURCH CEMETERY, STILZ, PA
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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