Name: WO1 Edward Charles Johnston
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/13/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.5
Date of Birth: 02/12/1944
Home City: Hines, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-39/69-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-108
Short Summary: Single .51 cal round through the cockpit at 500 feet during the siege of Firebase Ripcord.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16675
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Assemblies of God
Burial information: AVA CEMETERY, AVA, MO
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 08/21/2008
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