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Name: CPT Edgar Joe Saffle, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/17/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.4
Date of Birth: 09/03/1938
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14E-046
Short Summary: The main rotor blades and tail boom came off in flight, crashed and burned. It is possible it was hit by gound fire.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13726
Service number: O5315277
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/13/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
His home town was Mountain Grove, Missouri. He enlisted while living in California. From: Shirley Lester"

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/29/2010

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