Name: MAJ Charles R. Latta
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.5
Date of Birth: 02/17/1931
Home City: Gadsdem, AL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-095
Short Summary: Mid-air with Air Force jet near Saigon.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01099
Call sign: Outlaw
Service number: O4031404
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air w/ jet
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/02/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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
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