Click here for more information about this incident

Name: 1LT Walter Allen Koehler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/11/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 02/24/1946
Home City: Carlyle, IL
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 20 ENG BDE
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-508/68-12
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-011
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16507
Service number: O5253278
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/13/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: CARLYLE CITY CEM, CARLYLE, IL
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 05/25/1998

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at http://www.coffeltdatabase.org

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

Copyright © 1998 - 2023 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association