Name: LTC William Russel Phillips (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/03/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 37.4
Date of Birth: 09/14/1929
Home City: Enterprise, AL
Service: AT branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 57-15
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14E-113
Short Summary: Ground fire.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00908
Service number: OF105503
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 18
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Operations Officers of the 162 AHC when killed.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MEADOWLAWN CEMETERY, ENTERPRISE, AL
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: officer
This record was last updated on 12/01/2000
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