Name: CPT Lee Wayne Billingsly
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/22/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.2
Date of Birth: 04/26/1944
Home City: Hutchinson, KS
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-20
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-058
Short Summary: Went into slow spiral and crashed with Nowakowski. Suspected hostile fire.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15304
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/28/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS899027
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FORT RILEY POST CEMETERY, FORT RILEY, KS
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 02/21/1994
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