Name: WO1 William Colqueth Hix, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/05/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 08/17/1947
Home City: Ft Myers, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 45 MED
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-511/68-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33W-064
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17167
Call sign: Dustoff 13
Service number: W3161938
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FORT MYERS CEMETERY, FORT MYERS, FL
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
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