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Name: 1LT William James Stephenson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/19/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 4 days later on 02/23/1966.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 06/06/1941
Home City: Bound Brook, NJ
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05E-069
Short Summary: Shot down by ground fire 19 Feb 66 with PFC Kenneth Wayne Lanter who died that day.
Aircraft: OH-13S tail number 63-09210
Service number: O5222654
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/02/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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