Name: CPT Charles Perry Hood, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/12/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.2
Date of Birth: 09/24/1942
Home City: Aledo, TX
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-22
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-050
Short Summary: Hit with 50 cal. The observer managed to crash land the helicopter despite a nearly severed leg. The gunner was uninjured.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16143
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: pilot
Started Tour: 10/22/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
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
This record was last updated on 07/16/2002
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association