Name: CW2 William Francis Walters
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/11/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 01/01/1946
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-049
Short Summary: Hit by B-40 rocket & went down in U-Mihn Forest. Died 2 days later from wounds to head or neck. MEDEVACed to Bien Thuy. "Rocky".
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15086
Call sign: Maverick 5
Service number: W3163351
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: B-40 Rocket
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Bac Lieu Province IV Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Nickname was Gator.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT RICHARDSON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ANCHORAGE AL
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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