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Name: CW2 William Louis Miller III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/05/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 02/28/1949
Home City: Detroit, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17/69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-089
Short Summary: Shot down 15 miles south of Da Nang while engaging a bunker complex.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15182
Service number: W3166143
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/24/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT032598
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 08/20/1995

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