Name: WO1 William H. Laurence, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/26/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 08/08/1946
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC, 13 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-43/69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-012
Short Summary: Aircraft hit by small arms, exploded & crashed on CA to extract troops. W/CPT Carr, SP5 Jacobson, & SP5 Halstead.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15429
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Ba Xugen Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WR985925
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
Burial information: FT SAM HOUSTON NAT CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO TX
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 03/12/1995
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