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Name: CW3 William Patrick Milliner
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 03/06/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 12/06/1978.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 06/12/1950
Home City: Louisville, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-029
Short Summary: See Hummel. Thought to have been a POW at the time of the release of POWs.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15464
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Laos-BNR-WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/02/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD470410

Additional information about this casualty:
Trained as an OH-58 pilot but wanted flight time right away after arriving in Vietnam so requested flight time in the front seat of this Cobra. Search and rescue was conducted for two or three days without results. The unit commander continued searching after the formal search was called off. There is a possibility they flew out over the sea to let down below the clouds and may have run out of fuel and crashed. from Mike Yourous.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 09/22/2006

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