Name: CPT Lyal Hancil Erwin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/15/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.1
Date of Birth: 11/22/1936
Home City: Ashley, IN
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-082
Short Summary: CP CW BEYERS CE E3 ODONNELL survived. Hit power line on low recon while on convoy support.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08718
Service number: O86124
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: CIRCLE HILL CEMETERY, ANGOLA, IN
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 07/28/1994
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