Name: CPT William Jesse Hodges, Sr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.2
Date of Birth: 07/01/1943
Home City: Kansas City, MO
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-28
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-080
Short Summary: Due to hostile fire 15 nm northwest of Vinh Long. Both pilots shot through their hearts. The AH-1G had minor damage.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17091
Call sign: Dutchmaster
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/13/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NAT CEM, ST LOUIS MO
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/07/2000
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