Name: CPT Bill Wayne Deetz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 12/08/1941
Home City: Northfield, MN
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 40E-019
Short Summary: Died when helicopter returning IFR to Marble Mountain crashed off shore. Wreckage was not recovered from some time.
Aircraft: CH-53A tail number 153278
Service number: 091814
Country: North Vietnam
MOS: 7564 = Pilot CH-53A/D Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 05/23/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Military grid coordinates of event: ZD050295
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NAT CEM, ST LOUIS MO (GROUP)
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