Name: CPT William Russell Mc Kibben (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/25/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 01/19/1944
Home City: Marshalltown, IA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC, 3 PLT GUNS
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-051
Short Summary: Shot down south of Dak Seang. A/C was Robert L. Pierce. McKibben's nickname was "Killer".
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15158
Call sign: Avengers
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: ROSE HILL MEMORIAL GARDENS, MARSHALLTOWN, IA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/02/1992
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