Name: WO1 William Grady Moncrief
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/03/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 33.8
Date of Birth: 09/03/1934
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-501/67-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 53W-003
Short Summary: Crashed on low level autorotation during in country check ride.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16231
Service number: W3159163
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 16
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
I went through training all the way with Bill, and he was with me in Class 67-23 prior to attending AMOC 67-501. He was a good friend and was a loadmaster on refueling aircraft in the USAF prior to coming in the Army. We shared that Air Force duty, as I left the Air Force also. We both changed over so we could fly helicopters. We were also both over the age limit or close to it. Went through primary together, then we were the first class to go to Hunter in GA, then were in class 67-501 together. When I arrived in country, the first copy of the Stars & Stripes I picked up had his name in the KIA column. I later found out that he was in orientation flight and had power failure on base leg. He was the only one killed in the aircraft. From: Bob Glomb
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
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
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