Name: WO1 Charles Thomas Kallaher (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/30/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 02/03/1949
Home City: Memphis, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-020
Short Summary: Crashed on the east ridge of the Ashau Valley - possible engine failure.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16303
Call sign: Kingsmen
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD334108
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, MEMPHIS, TN
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 08/20/1995
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