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Name: 1LT William Allen Rees
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/05/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 08/28/1943
Home City: Drexel Hill, PA
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-24
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 55E-028
Short Summary: Hit by hostile fire, caught fire, & crashed south of Sharon a few miles inland from coast in I Corps.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15500
Service number: O5230817
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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: 02/16/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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
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