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Name: WO1 Edwin Harry Curtiss
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/14/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 12/30/1949
Home City: Stockdale, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-17/70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-134
Short Summary: Crashed into the Saigon River after skids hit the water while flying low level. Co-pilot WO1 Curtiss was in the back seat.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15211
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/11/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 10/03/2000

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