Name: WO1 Charles Chester Wilcox
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/07/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 12/04/1945
Home City: Buffalo, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 190 AHC
Prior Unit: 187 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-061
Short Summary: Gun shot to the head while inserting ARVN soldiers into a hot LZ near Phu Loi.
Aircraft: UH-1D
Call sign: SPARTAN 15
Service number: W3154955
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 03/19/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Deployed from 187 AHC to 190 AHC.

Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/08/1999

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