Name: WO1 Charles Franklin Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/26/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 02/05/1948
Home City: St Charles, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 498 MED
Major organization: 1st Logistic Command
Flight class: 70-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-024
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17765
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
Burial information: SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD MO
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 07/29/1995
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