Name: WO1 Charles J. Harrington
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 01/02/1946
Home City: Memphis, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50E-051
Short Summary: Lead aircraft on CA into A Shau, damaged by enemy grenade, tail boom separated, crashed W/LT Dave Nesset
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16799
Call sign: KILLER SPADE
Service number: W3157564
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/21/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD303056
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: PRAIRIE LEA CEMETERY, BRANHAM 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: warrant officer
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