Name: WO1 William Warren Breece, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/05/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 05/03/1948
Home City: Morrisville, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37W-045
Short Summary: Small arms fire.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07892
Service number: W3161836
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/27/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: NEWTOWN CEMETERY, NEWTOWN, PA
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: warrant officer
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