Name: WO1 Edward William Wells
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/23/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 09/11/1946
Home City: Olympia, WA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-5W
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18E-077
Short Summary: Accident resupplying 101 ABN south of Ban M'Drak. Wells pinned between seat and panel died in fire. WO1 James Sauer escaped with burns.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13525
Service number: W3153194
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 06/16/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: OLYMPIC MEMORIAL GARDENS, TUMWATER, WA
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 07/28/1994
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