Name: WO1 Roy Kenneth Williams, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/25/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 08/06/1949
Home City: Farmington, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-519/68-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-016
Short Summary: Main rotor stopped turning in flight. Flying with William Elbracht.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15561
Service number: W3162461
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Main rotor stop
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/10/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: GLEN EDEN MEMORIAL PARK, LIVONIA, MI
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
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