Name: 1LT William Patrick Higgins
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/28/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 05/28/1943
Home City: Algona, IA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 15W-104
Short Summary: Died when CH-46A crashed into Hai-Van Pass at night under IFR conditions.
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 153379
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Started Tour: 10/16/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MICHAEL'S CEMETERY, WHITTEMORE, IA
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