Name: WO1 Floyd Lee Williams, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 03/27/1948
Home City: Northglenn, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 70E-001
Short Summary: Found 50 cal gun pit. Flew second run to mark with smoke. Killed by gun fire, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17752
Service number: W3160309
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 05/12/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
WO1. Aircraft Commander. KIA by gunfire resulting in the crash and burning of his helicopter. B Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army. WO Williams is remembered on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at: Panel 70E, Line 001. Graduate of Meritt Hutton High School, Thornton, Colorado (later renamed Thornton High School), 1966. Floyd's name is listed on a plaque inside the Adams 12 Aquatic Center.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: OLINGER HIGHLAND CEMETERY, THORNTON, CO
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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