Name: WO1 Charles F. Whitehead, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/1963 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 38.0
Date of Birth: 10/18/1925
Home City: Mill Valley, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 01E-031
Short Summary: Rescue mission ambushed killing 4 pilots, 7 EM, 1 Flt Surg. Pilots were Arthur Richardson, Bill Harris, & Daniel Lessig.
Aircraft: CH-34D tail number 148759
Service number: 051318
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO CA
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