WILSON WILLIAM BRUCE
Name: WO1 William Bruce Wilson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/07/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 03/20/1941
Home City: Denver, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 197 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-9W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10E-075
Short Summary: Gunship. Shot thru heart at Song Be. AC was Stuart Ostrander who survived.
Service number: W3153974
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/26/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY, DENVER 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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