Name: WO1 William K. Clawson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/14/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 09/30/1943
Home City: Linden, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-090
Short Summary: Transmission failure while supporting operation Claymoth Falls in Boa Loc Pass. All KIA.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16211
Service number: W3157734
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: 12/02/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: LINDEN CEMETERY, LINDEN, IN
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 12/10/1995
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