Name: WO1 William O. Lassiter III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/09/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 04/17/1948
Home City: Arcola, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-007
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15184
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
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: 10/24/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: CREMATED, REMAINS SCATTERED ATLANTIC OCEAN
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/26/2019
Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association