Name: CW2 Edward Terry O'Brien (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/26/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 01/01/1947
Home City: Barrington Hills, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-105
Short Summary: Hit with an RPG in fuel cell area, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15139
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: CHAPEL HILL GARDENS WEST, OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL
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: warrant officer
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