Name: WO1 William Don Potter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/27/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 11/21/1944
Home City: Manchester, IA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-063
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16714
Service number: W3163801
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Jerry Baxter was a classmate of Bill Potter's in flight school. They had arrived in Vietnam together . They were killed on the same day in separate incidents. From Fritz Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: OAKLAND CEMETERY, MANCHESTER, IA
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 02/23/2003
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