Name: MAJ Charles Vanderbilt Lang (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.2
Date of Birth: 06/28/1941
Home City: West Orange, NJ
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-058
Short Summary: Bolt came out of pitch axis SAS link. Descended to 500 ft & rolled inverted while carrying 4 empty conexs from Song Be to Ben Hoa. CO.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19064
Call sign: Longhorn 6
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: contract
Started Tour: 04/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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