Name: 1LT William T. Chaffin III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/29/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 09/05/1945
Home City: Oakland, TN
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-8
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-005
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16637
Service number: O5352236
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: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: 02
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LEXINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, LEXINGTON, KY
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 07/29/1995
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