Name: WO1 Redlick Sims Koppel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/08/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 10/04/1946
Home City: Nashville, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44W-003
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17149
Service number: W3160219
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: METAIRIE CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA
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 07/28/1994
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