Name: WO1 William Steven Childers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/03/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 05/23/1947
Home City: Fairbanks, AK
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC, EMU
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-511/68-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-025
Short Summary: Hit wires near to Duc Water Plant with co-pilot LT Tony J. Huelin, Royal Austrialian Navy.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-01112
Service number: W3161920
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: NORTH LIGHTS MEM PARK, COLLEGE, AK
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 07/28/1994
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