Name: CW2 Charles Carl Windeler, Jr.
Status: Remains were returned on 08/18/89 from an incident on 04/05/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.7
Date of Birth: 07/28/1944
Home City: Savannah, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Prior Unit: 188 AHC 67-68
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-130
Short Summary: Hit by anti-aircraft fire on 2nd gun run near Loc Ninh Airfield, crashed & exploded. See Sprengler. Buried 28 Aug 89.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15594
Call sign: Blue Max
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/16/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XU747056
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, NEW WINDSOR, NY
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 11/26/1996
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