Name: 1LT Edwin Steven Brague, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/07/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 02/25/1943
Home City: Ridgewood, NJ
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-12
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13E-120
Short Summary: Hit by a single round in the head.
Service number: O5023617
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/20/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 07:01:48 +0700 To: From: James Michener Subject: Brague | KIA | VHPA data incorrect Cc: X-ELNK-Info: spv=0; X-ELNK-AV: 0 X-ELNK-Info: sbv=0; sbrc=.0; sbf=00; sbw=000; Gary, VHPA data incorrect -- see bold red. Ed was hit by a single shot that came through the side door over the top of the seat and entered his head just under his right ear. The action was in the Kontum area in II Corps -- not I Corps. I had to go to Long Binh to identify the body. I wrote his father and subsequently we continued to communicate for some time. His father was an artist and each envelope and letter were covered by drawings. From: Ronald Merritt, CO of the 129th.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown
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 02/04/2006

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