Name: 1LT William John Bassignani
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/18/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 01/21/1943
Home City: Newfane, VT
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 ABN BDE
Major organization: 173rd Airborne Brigade
Flight class: 68-516/68-28
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-058
Short Summary: An Loa Valley south west of FSB Tape.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16592
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: pilot
Started Tour: 12/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MICHAEL'S CEM, BATTLEBORO, VT
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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