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Name: CPT Aaron L. Bram
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/17/1966 while performing the duty of Instructor Pilot.
Age at death: 30.5
Date of Birth: 06/19/1936
Home City: Chicago, IL
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13E-049
Short Summary: A/C came apart in flight, blades thu cockpit and left side, crashed inverted on water well in village while checking ROK pilots.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09605
Service number: O5510843
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
My crew observed this accident and were first on the scene. CPT Bram lived in the same hootch with me and was checking out Korean Capital Division pilots at Lane AHP area outside Qui Nhon. We suspected overtorque of a bolt on a push pull tube. from Al Warner, July 1995

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Jewish
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 08/27/1997

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