Name: WO1 Willis Wilson Smith, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 05/11/1946
Home City: Decatur, MS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51E-003
Short Summary: Mid-air with 66-16441
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17255
Service number: W3158405
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/13/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phu Bon Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: DECATUR CEMETERY, DECATUR, 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
This record was last updated on 08/03/1997
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