Name: CPT William Thomas Harris
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/1963 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 30.3
Date of Birth: 06/12/1933
Home City: Mesquite, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 01E-030
Short Summary: Rescue mission ambushed killing 4 pilots, 7 em, 1 flt surg. Pilots were Arthur Richardson, Chuck Whitehead, & Daniel Lessig.
Aircraft: CH-34D tail number 148781
Service number: 065229
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7335 = Pilot HMH
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT DONELSON NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, DOVER TN
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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