Name: CPT Charles Elton Ferrell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/06/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.6
Date of Birth: 04/14/1940
Home City: Lawton, OK
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-14/68-22
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-032
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16699
Call sign: Gladiator
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZB036029
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT BLISS NATIONAL CEMETERY, EL PASO TX
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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