Name: WO1 Stephen John Eckle (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/12/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 02/18/1943
Home City: Columbus, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 187 AHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 49E-030
Short Summary: With Fitzgerald.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00670
Service number: W3155853
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/14/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SUNSET CEMETERY, GALLOWAY, OH
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 03/20/1996
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