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Chicopee Fallsís Fallen from the Vietnam War 

EDWARD PETER STEFANIK

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Birth Date:  August 19, 1944

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Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Married

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Home of Record:  Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Army                                 

Service Component:  Selective Service       

Rank:  Specialist Four

Rank Abbrev:  SP4   

Pay Grade:  E4         

MOS:  -----                 

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Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: May 21, 1966

Major Command:  1st Infantry Division         

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Regiment:  1st Aviation Battalion

Battalion:            

Company:  B Company

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Casualty Date:  November 6, 1966

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Casualty Age:  22

Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile, Died While Missing           

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash on Land    

Casualty Data 3:  Helicopter - Crew              

Casualty Province:  Province & Military Region Unknown

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

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Casualty Vehicle:  UH-1D Iroquois serial number 64-13883

Aircraft Incident Data:  click here for Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association report

Body Recovered:  Yes 

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Chicopee Fallsís Fallen Casualty Order:  1st

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  12E  Number:  33


Helicopter UH-1D 64-13883

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Date: 11/06/66
Incident number: H050ACD Accident case number: H050
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 9 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 7
costing 239921
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC BUTLER OB
P COYE RH
PX PFC GADDA ANTHONY JOSEPH JR KIA
PX SP4 STEFANIK EDWARD PETER KIA

Passengers:
SP4 DUTY MELVIN DAROLD, AR, PX, KIA; PFC FOWLER LAWRENCE EUGENE, AR, PX, KIA; SP4 HAMBY PAUL CHARLES JR, AR, PX, KIA; MAJ HENDON WILLIAM ATTLEE, AR, PX, KIA; SP4 KLEMP THOMAS JOHN, AR, PX, KIA; SGM SHANNON JAMES HERVEY JR, AR, PX, KIA;


Accident Summary:

ACFT HIT TREES AND BLDG ON TAKEOFF CRASHED BURNED SUP INFO ACFT LOST RPM SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF POSSIBLY FROM OVERLOADING MAINT DEFICIENCY ENG TRIM CHECK WERE NOT MAINTAINED UP USARV REG 385 40 ACFT OVERLOADED CREW DID NOT USE GONOGO CHECK IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM LOW RPM CONDITION

This record was last updated on 09/20/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Melvin Darold Duty
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 06/17/47
Home City: Monroe, MI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-033
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 16808053
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/19/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/31/96


Name: PFC Lawrence Eugene Fowler
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 10/01/46
Home City: Anderson, IN
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-035
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 55822946
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 05B20 = Radio Operator
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/07/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/31/96


Name: PFC Anthony Joseph Gadda, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 08/28/46
Home City: Hackensack, NJ
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-033
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 12751637
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Position in vehicle: passenger
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 06/25/94


Name: SP4 Paul Charles Hamby, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 11/09/44
Home City: Brandon, SC
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-033
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 14804796
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/03/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/31/96


Name: MAJ William Attlee Hendon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 11/18/31
Home City: Mannsville, OK
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-034
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: O71358
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 2162 = 21 Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 09/02/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information is 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/31/96


Name: SP4 Thomas John Klemp
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 08/14/47
Home City: Reedsburg, WI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-034
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 16817457
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 71B30 = Clerk-Typist
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 07/24/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/31/96


Name: SGM James Hervey Shannon, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Date of Birth: 06/13/29
Home City: Bogue Chitto, MS
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-035
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 14231190
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11C50 = Indirect Fire Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/18/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 18
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/31/96


Name: SP4 Edward Peter Stefanik
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/66 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 08/19/44
Home City: Chicopee Falls, MA
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 INF DIV
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-033
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: 51573594
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 05/21/66
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information is 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 06/25/94

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