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PersonID19660945
NameEstrada, Carlos Alberto
BranchUSAF
RankCaptain
Graduation1966
KIA Date3/19/1970
SquadronCS 21
Home TownBrownsville
Home StateTX
High SchoolSt Joseph
High School ActivitiesClass President, Mathematics Award, Football, Track, School paper
Post High SchoolFalcon Foundation Prep School - Millard
Academy ExperiencesTalon staff, Catholic Choir President, Foreign Language Club, Engineering Society President, Group Admin Officer
Academic Degree MajorBS - Civil Engineering-USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training KC-135 Pilot UH-1 Pilot
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationUH-1P helicopter, 20th TASS, Tuy Hoa, SVN
Killed In Action MissionWhile on a gun training mission in South Vietnam, The UH-1P helicopter crashed in hostile territory from unknown reasons. The helicopter was observed to flying straight and level, when it suddenly started spinning, caught fire, and crashed.
Next of KinClydene G. Estrada, Wife, Camela G. Estrada, Daughter, Mr & Mrs Carlos A. Estrada, (parents)
Burial SiteUSAF Academy, 03/31/1970
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPurple Heart
CommentsTalon Editor Award from the People of Colorado Springs
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