Name: CW2 William Manzanares, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/13/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 06/01/1944
Home City: El Paso, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44W-051
Short Summary: Hit by .51 cal with 1 Inf Div CG, CSM & 2 staff checking downed aircraft due to AAA gun, main rotor separated. w/CPT Plunkett
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17552
Service number: W3157366
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/05/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZU779067
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT BLISS NATIONAL CEMETERY, EL PASO 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 12/10/1995
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