Name: MAJ William Joseph Ballinger
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/27/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.9
Date of Birth: 07/06/1935
Home City: Bingham, NE
Service: MC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 45 MED
Major organization: other
Service: MC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 65W-004
Short Summary: Hostile action
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16433
Call sign: Dustoff
Service number: O5301502
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT999847
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT SAM HOUSTON NAT CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO TX
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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