HALE WILLIAM THOMAS

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Name: 1LT William Thomas "Billy" Hale
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/11/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 07/29/1944
Home City: Big Spring, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-265
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 41W-045
Short Summary: Mid-air with HMM-262 UH-34D at 1500 ft. Only the fuel cell burned.
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 151917
Service number: 0101117
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7597 = Basic Rotary Wing Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Started Tour: 09/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLEDGE RIDGE CEMETERY, BONHAM, TX
This record was last updated on 01/09/1997


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