Name: CW3 Frederick Lewis Cristman
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 03/19/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/23/1978.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 11/26/1949
Home City: Salisbury, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-058
Short Summary: Gunship shot down then took a direct hit from a mortar. Only gunner survived. W/Jon Sparks?
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09489
Call sign: Joker guns
Service number: 12816948
Primary cause: Laos-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD585428
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 07/17/1994
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