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Name: 1LT William Frederick Michel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/07/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 01/17/1948
Home City: Seattle, WA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 GS
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-21
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-128
Short Summary: Hit a mountain near Bao Luc flying IFR from Tay Ninh to Cam Ranh.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15138
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Tuyen Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994

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