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Name: 1LT Carl Leonard Radtke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.7
Date of Birth: 07/07/1942
Home City: Newhall, CA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-2
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-015
Short Summary: Ground casualty
Service number: O5425777
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 2120 = 21 Administrative Officer
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 05/04/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 08
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
They were ALL killed when a mortar round dropped into our Flt Opns building one night after a lull following several other incoming rounds directed toward the airfield. During the lull, several folks ventured out of the bunker to survey the damage and they then congregated in Flt Opns after taking a look around. One of the next rounds got 7 folks. This website mentions 6 (3 were enlisted guys), but I recall there was another (I couldn't possibly recall who that could have been). It was a terrible night. A guy who would know is John D. Falcon (then a CPT). He is listed in the Directory as a nonmember. He was our XO and had the duty to deal with the ugly scene. Roger Stickney , October 1998.

Reason: artillery or rocket
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 05/25/1998

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