Name: CPT Gregory Charles Engel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/24/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 03/19/1947
Home City: Van Nuys, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 128 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-14/68-22
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-039
Short Summary: Tail rotor struck revetment at Vung Tau, main blade struck groud, transmission came forward, main blade hit Engel in the head.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09612
Call sign: Tomahawk 3
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: 10/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Phuoc Tuy Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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
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