Name: WO1 William Charles Wentzel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/21/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 03/03/1946
Home City: Haslett, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 CAG
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26E-110
Service number: W3157226
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 09/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002

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