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Name: WO1 Charles Edward Sellner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 09/04/1944
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-501/67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-022
Short Summary: Picked up w/Jantz by maint. UH-1 slick after compressor stalls in his UH-1C. Bolhouse's tail rotor failed & spun in near FSB Pershing.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00968
Call sign: STINGER 80
Service number: W3159207
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Tail Rotor Fail
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/19/1993

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