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Name: WO1 William H. Borchart
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/13/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 9 days later on 12/22/1967.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 01/13/1948
Home City: Union, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-042
Short Summary: An FNG flying co-pilot with Jenks. Lost tail rotor coming off hill top outside Chu Lie. Survived crash, died nine days later.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01186
Call sign: MINUTEMAN
Service number: W3157017
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
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: 10/06/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/20/2002

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