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Name: CPT Edwin Gilbert Northup
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/20/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.4
Date of Birth: 01/29/1947
Home City: Lenox, IA
Service: FA branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 71-38
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-047
Short Summary: Shot by .51 cal triangular ambush near An Loc. Survived crash, took refuge in a bomb crater, then killed in gun fight with NVA.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15670
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/02/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT783762

Additional information about this casualty:
Shot down while flying John Parker's (Blue Max 31) wing.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/1998

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