Name: CW2 Charles Forak Creamer III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/28/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 04/25/1946
Home City: South Bend, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-087
Short Summary: Flew into a mountain flying a night flare mission for a Shark scramble with 1LT David C. Jauregui, SP4 J.B. Powell, PFC G.U.Field.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17036
Call sign: Sharks
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS560522
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST JOSEPH VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, GRANGER, IN
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
This record was last updated on 07/19/1992
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