Name: WO1 Frank Edwin Stearns
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/04/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.7
Date of Birth: 10/12/1941
Home City: Carbondale, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-35/69-33
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-120
Short Summary: Shot down by .51 cal and burned.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15573
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Tuy Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BOSKYDELL CEMETERY, CARBONDALE, IL
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 11/24/2001
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