Name: 1LT Edward Claus Powers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 02/26/1947
Home City: Ft Knox, KY
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 68-518/68-32
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-100
Short Summary: Shot down on return flight to NDB - believed to have been ambushed. Found two days after crash.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16201
Service number: O5261354
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FORT KNOX POST CEMETERY, FORT KNOX, KY
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 08/03/1997
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