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Name: CW3 William C. Pierson III
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/16/1978.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 12/23/1947
Home City: Madison, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-509/68-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-077
Short Summary: Exploded at 2500' nw of FSB Birgham w/ AC CPT Alvie Ledford. Only Ledford's chest cavity found. Declared dead 10/16/78. See refno 1425.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15677
Service number: W3158934
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
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: 03/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC750640
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married 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: 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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