Name: WO1 Joel R. Kohler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/30/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 07/18/1946
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-3
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-052
Short Summary: Died in quick draw contest in officers club. He was best man at Jim Messinger's wedding 15 Apr 67 before Vietnam.
Service number: W3156245
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 05/19/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: accidental homicide
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002

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