Name: WO1 William Howard Stepp
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 41 days later on 05/30/1970.
Age at death: 26.9
Date of Birth: 06/29/1943
Home City: Inez, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-122
Short Summary: Killed in Dak Seang when a 105 recoilless round hit A/C blowing it up. Bill died sometime later of burns.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16578
Service number: W3166178
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Burns
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FORT SHERIDAN POST CEMETERY, HIGHWOOD, IL
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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