Name: WO1 Edwin Ray Higgins
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/13/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.4
Date of Birth: 04/15/1938
Home City: Glendale, AZ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 AVN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-17W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10E-091
Short Summary: Originally reported as missing in action.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14088
Service number: W3152876
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/23/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GREENWOOD MEMORY LAWN CEMETERY, PHOENIX, AZ
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
This record was last updated on 07/27/2004
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