Sharel Edward Bales
First Lieutenant
191ST AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Berthoud, Colorado
April 24, 1937 to August 29, 1967
SHAREL E BALES is on the Wall at Panel 25E, Line 61

Army Aviator
 
bsphamagc-nov.gif
 
Senior Parachutist
 
Expert with Carbine bar
 
Sharel E Bales
ARGT-12THAVNGROUP.png ABN-214THAVNBN.gif 191stahc.gif

 
"Spike" Bales in Vietnam
Sharel E Bales

Around noon on 29 August 1967, a UH-1D helicopter, tail number 65-10018 departed Blackhorse to recover another downed ship. The weather was bad and while attempting to return to home station, the aircraft entered a cloud bank. No further contact was made with the aircraft and a search conducted. The aircraft was missing. The aircraft and the bodies of the men were later recovered and their status changed from missing to dead on November 20, 1967.

The six (6) men killed when their helicopter crashed were:

1LT Sharel "Spike" Edward Bales was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Berthoud, Colorado. He was survived by his parents, Katherine Marie Walker Bales (1919-2007) and Charles Edward Bales (1937-2001) and a brother Gerald L Bales (1938-1976).

Sharel E Bales


- - - The Virtual Wall, September 2, 2016


Contact Us © Copyright 1997-2016 www.VirtualWall.org, Ltd ®(TM) Last update 09/05/2016