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Name: 1LT Conrad Anthony Stybel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/16/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 1 days later on 09/17/1967.
Age at death: 25.2
Date of Birth: 06/19/1942
Home City: Plainfield, NJ
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-22
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26E-086
Short Summary: Short shaft failure. Aircraft crashed and burned 16 Sep 67. Stybel died next day. CE E4 R.J. Giroux survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16494
Service number: O5419908
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: 02/28/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
Stybel, LT Colito WO July 67 LZ Dog (next to English) [09/16/67] B/227th, 1st Air Cav Near LZ Dog, short shaft failure, crashed in trees near Bong Son and burned (could see smoke from LZ Dog). One in crew lived and came back. Paul Vernon has photo of aircraft back at LZ Dog. Related during VHPA 1998 by: Paul Vernon P. O. Box340 Clinton, OH B/227 1966-69 229th in Chinooks 2nd tour.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/25/1998

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