Name: CPT William Earnest Edel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/24/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.6
Date of Birth: 02/12/1931
Home City: Olmsted, OH
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-007
Short Summary: Crash. With WO Wayne E. Ellison?
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13518
Service number: O2297663
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/30/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 04/26/2002
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