Name: WO1 William Herman Seaborn, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/22/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 04/06/1947
Home City: Birmingham, AL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 222 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-5/70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-061
Short Summary: On rescue mission for downed LOH hit by ground fire while hovering for rappelling 11th Special Forces, flipped over. Near Bear Cat.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16356
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: HEBRON CEMETERY, WALTHALL, MS
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
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