Name: CW2 William Russell Kersey, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/01/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.6
Date of Birth: 02/10/1941
Home City: Panama City, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-031
Short Summary: KIA as a helicopter passenger.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15654
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Heli Passenger
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/27/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: EVERGREEN MEMORIAL GARDENS, PANAMA CITY, FL
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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