Name: CPT James Edward Wenzel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/30/1963 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.2
Date of Birth: 06/12/1931
Home City: East Chicago, IN
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-027
Short Summary: Also killed was 1LT Lang. Crew members Martino and Parham survived.
Aircraft: CH-21C tail number 55-04212
Service number: O4040740
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
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: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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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