Name: WO1 Theodore Van Skiles
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/17/1969 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 12/08/1946
Home City: Houston, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-106
Short Summary: Mid-air with C&C. With WO1 G.J. Davis.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15061
Call sign: Stogie?
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/31/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
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
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