Name: 1LT Charles Milton Fitts
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/11/1963 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 30.1
Date of Birth: 11/21/1932
Home City: San Angelo, TX
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 93 TC CO
Major organization: other
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-016
Short Summary: A/C from 57 TR Co crashed killing passengers Fitts, Donald Toth and Lewis Stone. Pilots were Hammond & Wilde. Seven people killed.
Aircraft: CH-21C tail number 55-04220
Service number: O5405571
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: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FAIRMOUNT CEMETERY, SAN ANGELO, 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
This record was last updated on 07/23/1994
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