Name: CPT Steven Dale Howard
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 31.6
Date of Birth: 03/23/1941
Home City: El Dorado, KS
Service: EN branch of the National Guard component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 18 CAC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-6
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-087
Short Summary: Baby "C" got SA-7 up #2 engine.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 69-17119
Call sign: Hillclimbers
Service number: O2323327
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SA-7 Missle
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/19/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XS315415
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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
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