Fuller, Lyle K.

Lyle K. Fuller, 2nd Lt., USAF (Fallen)
May 28, 1932 – February 21, 1955

Funeral service for 2nd Lt. Lyle K. Fuller, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Llyle F. Fuller, 2520 Emerson St., who died of injuries received in a helicopter crash Monday near San Marcos, Tex., will be held here Saturday.

The Rev. Marvin A. Schilling will conduct the rites Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the First Methodist Church. The body is scheduled to arrive in the city on the Milwaukee Road train Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock, at which time it will be taken to the Helke Funeral Home. It will be taken to the church at 11 o’clock that morning.

Military rites will also be conducted prior to interment in Restlawn Memorial Park. Military men from Texas and from Truax Air Base, Madison, are coming here for the rites.

Lt. Fuller, a pilot who was receiving transition training, was one of three victims of the helicopter crash. The others were Capt. William Evans, 31, San Marcos, a pilot instructor, and 2nd Lt. William Pinkerton, Marion, Ind., who was piloting the craft when the accident occured.

H-21A #51-15261
San Marcos, Texas
21 February 1955

The Daily Telegram (Eau Claire, Wisconsin),
Tue, Feb. 22, 1955, page 1

Helicopter Crash Kills Wausau Man

SAN MARCOS, Tex. (AP)  Three Air Force officers, one of them from Wisconsin, were killed Sunday when their helicopter crashed at an auxiliary field near San Marcos.

The Gary Air Base identified the dead as Capt. William Evans, 31, San Marcos, instructor-pilot; 2nd Lt. William Pinkerton, of Marion, Ind., and 2nd Lt. Lyle K. Fuller, 22, of Wausau.

Pinkerton was pilot of the new twin-rotor craft. He and fuller were taking transition training in order to the checked out on the new H-21 helicopter.

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