Name: CW2 Willard Lee Clemons
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/28/1970 while performing the duty of Instructor Pilot.
Died 6 days later on 04/03/1970.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 02/16/1945
Home City: Louisville, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC, 164 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-21/68-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-087
Short Summary: Engine failure during a 90 standardization check ride on 28 Mar. Pilot WO1 D.W. Cook died in the accident. IP Clemons died from burns.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15244
Service number: W3163371
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 01/24/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Bien Hoa 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
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 07/29/1995
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