Name: WO1 Geddes Charles Boyter, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/01/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 04/25/1942
Home City: Spartanburg, SC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 178 ASHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 54W-026
Short Summary: Mid-air with a UH-1. Huey flew up into the bottom of the Chinook. Flying with 1LT William Eoff, SP6 Phillips, SP5 Burnham & SP4 Puls.
Aircraft: CH-47B tail number 67-18457
Call sign: Boxcars
Service number: W3157498
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: WOOD MEMORIAL PARK, DUNCAN, SC
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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