Name: WO1 Edgar Franklin Crouse, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/20/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 08/19/1949
Home City: Glen Allen, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-7/70-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-034
Short Summary: KIA as a gunner/observer on LOH while training for aircraft commander with Webb.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 69-16009
Call sign: Scouts
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/31/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SIGNAL HILL MEMORIAL PARK, HANOVER, VA
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 08/20/1995
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