Name: CPT Charles Bernard Draut, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 01/03/1947
Home City: St Joseph, MO
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-24/68-40
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-071
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15739
Service number: O5431180
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 03/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, ST JOSEPH, MO
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: officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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