MAJ William "BIll" H Holloman was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/11/2010 at the age of 85.8 from Heart attack
Kent, WA
Date of Birth 08/21/1924
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 268 CAB in 67-68, 1 AVN BDE in 67-68
This information was provided by Gil Ferrey, Pat Richardson, Jack Salm

More detail on this person: Washington man, Army's first black helicopter pilot dies c 2010 The Associated Press June 17, 2010, 1:41PM

RENTON, Wash. _ A man from Washington state who became the Army's first black helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War has died.

William H. Holloman, a Tuskegee airman in World War II who also served in Vietnam, was 85.

The Tuskegee Airmen association said Thursday that Holloman died Friday in Renton after suffering a heart attack. He was a St. Louis native who lived in Kent.

As an 18-year-old, Holloman entered the Army Air Corps and trained with the all-black program at the Tuskegee, Ala., Army Flying School.

Tuskegee Airmen says that after the war, Holloman worked as a commercial pilot but was recalled in 1966 to serve in Vietnam.

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