Name: CPT Albert Parker Carden
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/25/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.9
Date of Birth: 07/24/1943
Home City: Morgantown, WV
Service: FA branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 71-4
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-088
Short Summary: Flying near FSB Fuller in I Corps in front seat, took one round through lower throat above chichen plate. In country 2-3 weeks.
Aircraft: AH-1G
Call sign: Redskins
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: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/10/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD054587
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 08/20/1995

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