Name: 1LT William Ronald Beasley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/25/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 01/16/1942
Home City: Boise, ID
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 281 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-7WF/66-8A
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-012
Short Summary: Aircraft crashed on takeoff into an old French mine field while supporting Special Forces Team C-3 at Bien Hoa.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09726
Service number: O5710927
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/25/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: EMMETT CEMETERY, EMMETT, ID
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/03/1997
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