Name: CPT William Allen Currence
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/15/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 01/10/1944
Home City: Santa Clara, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/212 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-10/68-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-006
Short Summary: Shotdown supporting 3rd Marines in contact west of Hoa An I Corps. 3rd Marines CO, SGM, & RTO on board. W/N.J. Swidonovich.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16205
Service number: O5327035
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: 12/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
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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