Name: LTC Charles M. Honour, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 40.1
Date of Birth: 01/17/1926
Home City: Norcross, GA
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/145 AVN
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05E-047
Short Summary: Wire strike at Bien Hoa with CPT Albert Merriman Smith. Also killed PIO Officer, and two nurses on way to Vung Tau. BN CO.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14188
Service number: O65060
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 22
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
Honour Smith Compound at Bien Hoa was named after these two men who drove their Huey into a high tension tower between Saigon and Bien Hoa. There were also four nurses on board with the flight plan filed to terminate in Dalat. from John Mateyko.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - other churches
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 08/20/1995
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