Name: WO1 William Thomas Jacobus
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 02/24/1946
Home City: Trenton, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-1/66-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-019
Short Summary: While on strip alert with blues at firebase north of Tay Ninh, a gunship from another unit went IFR in dust & crashed into his Huey.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16061
Call sign: Charlie Horse 23
Service number: W3155596
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Compliment cause: unknown
Started Tour: 10/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SAINT HEDWIGS CEMETERY, EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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