Name: CW2 Carl Martin Creal
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/20/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 01/26/1946
Home City: Palos Verdes Estat, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-016
Short Summary: AK-47 head wound at Gau Do Hau.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15029
Call sign: Bandit 30
Service number: W3157519
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: AK47 Head Wound
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/28/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GREEN HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA
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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