Name: 1LT Charles Sutherland Hymers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/04/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 09/24/1943
Home City: Erie, PA
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 128 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-20
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14E-117
Short Summary: Flying lead with MAJ John Close out of Duc Hoa carrying 25 ARVN troops into horshoe shaped bunker complex. Killed on liftoff.
Service number: O5229193
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/30/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Vinh Binh Province IV Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
The following was updated by Richard "Doc" Daugherty in July 1992 on 1Lt Charles Sutherland Hymers: Lift with 128 AHC, 173 AHC, and 116 AHC out of Duc Hoa carrying 25 ARVN Div. troops. Lifts landed into a horseshoe shaped bunker complex. Hymers was flying lead ship with Maj. John Close. Hymers was killed on liftoff from LZ. Eighteen out of the 20 ships in the lift were shot up.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown or not reported
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 02/21/1994

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