Name: 1LT Billy Gene Creech
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/06/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 31 days later on 04/06/1969.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 07/17/1946
Home City: Chamblee, GA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/377 ART 101 ABN
Prior Unit: 254 MED DET 67
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-514/68-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-052
Short Summary: During low level search for downed UH-1 in bad weather received enemy fire and crashed.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16025
Call sign: Gunner
Service number: O5346214
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/03/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ARLINGTON MEMORIAL PARK, SANDY SPRINGS, GA
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: officer
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