Name: MAJ William Hunter Goodspeed
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/07/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.3
Date of Birth: 08/04/1933
Home City: Toledo, OH
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-058
Short Summary: On gun run flew to low to ground, flew into tree and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15117
Call sign: Side Kick 6
Service number: O4042031
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Bill Goodspeed was a platoon leader with ARA 1 CAV in 1966-1967. From Jim Broderick, July 1995.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: COLONY CEMETERY, COLONY, KS
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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