Staff Sergeant Charles Lane Huskey

Staff Sergeant Charles Lane Huskey

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 1986

Add to My Heroes

Charles Lane Huskey

Staff Sergeant Charles Huskey, Senior Airman Donald Heitkamp, Airman First Class Barry Holmes, and their two pilots were killed when their UH-1 helicopter crashed shortly after 3:00 pm near Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota.

They were providing security for a missile maintenance movement for a convoy from Ellsworth AFB to Opal when the accident occurred. An additional Security Policeman who was participating in the security of the convoy was the only sole survivor of the crash.

Staff Sergeant Huskey served with the United States Air Force Security Forces for five years and was assigned to the 45th Missle Security Squadron. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location South Dakota

Convoy, aircraft accident

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

Worked with Huskey at SJAFB, NC. EArly 80s. He was very helpful to us lower ranking airmen. Always gave us breaks.

Gordon Sturgis

November 2, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.