Name: CPT Charles Harold Edwards, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/29/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.7
Date of Birth: 07/18/1943
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC, 214 CAB
Prior Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-12/67-10
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-091
Short Summary: Failed to pull out of a night gun run with WO1 Barry A. Rhash.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15820
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/01/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Vinh Binh Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XR173861
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, NISSWA, MN
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: officer
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