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Name: CPT Charles Gilbert Tucker (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/06/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 11/30/1940
Home City: Shelbyville, TN
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 64-3
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-102
Short Summary: Shot down by .50 cal, crashed inverted, and exploded. All four crew members killed. Brown witness. Bodies picked up by 21 Div ARVNs.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08667
Service number: O96529
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994

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