Name: WO1 Charles Clifford VanAllen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/16/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 09/26/1947
Home City: Bellingham, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 AVN
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-1/68-503
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 61E-020
Short Summary: Shot in the heart during smoke ship mission to cover troop insertion in III Corps. Pilot during this flight was MAJ Dick Daum.
Call sign: TOP TIGER
Service number: W3160110
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 07/28/1990

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