Name: CW2 Charles Dean Plummer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/14/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.1
Date of Birth: 10/10/1936
Home City: Bluefield, WV
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 199 INF BDE
Major organization: 199th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39W-068
Short Summary: Main rotor clipped by UH-1 descending into Plantation (Long Binh) at night. UH-1 landed without realizing they hit the OH-6.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16252
Service number: W3156606
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK, CHESTER, 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002
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