Name: CPT Chriss Leslie Roediger
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 10/10/1945
Home City: Fair Oaks, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-6
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-052
Short Summary: Tail rotor hit by small arms fire causing the loss of anti-torque control which resulted in a spin and crash while looking for Watkins.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15145
Call sign: Redskins
Service number: O5339465
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: 02/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: FAIR OAKS CEMETERY, FAIR OAKS, CA
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
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