Name: CW2 Billy Dean Pedings
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/15/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 03/21/1948
Home City: Rockledge, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 237 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 70-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-077
Short Summary: Crashed in LZ after small arms fire picking up ARVN. Killed by main rotor blade after exiting A/C. See SP5 Wood.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15364
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/19/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD017397
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FLORIDA MEMORIAL GARDENS, ROCKLEDGE, FL
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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