Name: CW2 William Raymond Hartwell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/10/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 11/24/1944
Home City: Indianapolis, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 128 AHC, PHU LOI
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-9W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34E-019
Short Summary: Hit by single round while gun team lead. A/C crashed. Area secured and crew rescued. Slick hit on T/O killing CE Tingley.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14011
Call sign: Gunslingers
Service number: W3153397
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Started Tour: 08/30/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
The following from J. Riseden July 1992 on William Raymond Hartwell: The co pilot was 1Lt. Glenn D. "Duke" Rohnett, Crew Chief was John Charles Tingley (KIA), gunner was SP4 Stephen M. Chiles. Childs removed all from wreckage, evaded NVA, called in rescue with pilot's emergency radio. Tingley killed by ground fire during extraction.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: OAKLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS, FISHERS, IN
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/27/1992
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