Name: WO1 Billy J. Talley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/16/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.5
Date of Birth: 05/31/1938
Home City: Mc Crory, AR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 65-8W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03E-067
Short Summary: Appearently survived shoot down, but killed on the ground by enemy fire.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-12538
Service number: W3152637
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/17/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FT LEWIS POST CEMETERY, FT LEWIS, WA
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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